An hydroelectric power plant was destroyed in the flooding
Research continues in India after the collapse of a part of the Nanda Devi glacier, which broke away in the area of Tapovan, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, sending a massive flood of water, mud and debris into areas below. Seven people were killed and 140 are missing. The Rishiganga hydroelectric power plant was destroyed, while the Dhauliganga one was damaged, said Vivek Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan border police paramilitary. As early as 2013, more than 1,000 people were killed in Uttarakhand when heavy rains triggered landslides and floods, wiping out thousands of homes and streets and cutting communications links in many parts of the state.
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