India put northern districts on high alert after the “breaking of a part” of a Himalayan glacier

India put many of its northern districts on high alert on Sunday after the “breaking of a part” of a Himalayan glacier, officials said, with people being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds, reports Reuters.

“The Rishiganga power project has been damaged … causing the river’s water level to rise continuously,” the local police department in the state of Uttarakhand said on Twitter.

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“People living along the Alaknanda River are appealed to leave the area the earliest.”

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