Footage from TV channels and news agency ANI, a Reuters partner, showed water gushing towards a dam in the state of Uttarakhand, washing away parts of it and whatever else is in its path.
The resulting wall of water and debris barrelled down a tight valley in India's Himalayan north on Sunday morning, destroying bridges, roads and hitting two hydroelectric power plants.
The Sunday flash flood in India's northern Uttarakhand state, triggered by what scientists said they believed was a large avalanche of glacier ice and rock, left up to 200 people missing in the Himalaya region.
United Nations experts have warned that the deadly flood in northern India, sparked by a cratering glacier, was not an isolated incident but the result of a rapidly warming planet. They warn the disaster, which has left many feared dead,
Dozens of people dressed in black went on a “funeral march” up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
The Mont Blanc glacier melt has exposed newspaper editions that are thought to have been onboard an Air India Boeing 707, which crashed in the Bossons glacier of the French Alps in January 1966 killing 177 people.
More than half the ice shelves ringing Antarctica that prevent huge glaciers from sliding into the ocean and lifting sea levels are at risk of crumbling due to climate change, researchers said Wednesday.
The rate of glacier ice loss around the world has increased by around 30 per cent over the last 20 years, the research suggests. Human-caused climate change is to blame, scientists say.
The soldier and 17 other colleagues were occupying a ridge on Siachen Glacier, high in the Karakoram range in disputed Kashmir's Ladakh region, in May 1984 when they were hit by an avalanche, officials said.