Himalayan Glacier Floods: FO saddened over loss of precious lives

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

08th Feb, 2021. 12:47 am
Himalayan glacier floods

Pakistan has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives due to flash floods caused by Himalayan glacier break-off in Uttarakhand India.

In a tweet today, the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson said that Pakistan’s thoughts stay with the families of the victims.

He prayed for the safety and early rescue and recovery of those missing.

Dozens of people are reportedly missing after a Himalayan glacier broke apart and crashed into a hydroelectric dam in India.

According to the details, three people have lost their lives while up to 150 others are missing in India.

Footage from news agencies showed that water gushing towards the dam in the state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, washing away parts of it and whatever else was in its path.

“The actual number has not been confirmed yet,” but 100 to 150 people were feared dead, chief secretary of Uttarakhand told.

A witness reported a wall of dust, rock and water as an avalanche roared down the Dhauli Ganga river valley located more than 500 km north of New Delhi.

“It came very fast, there was no time to alert anyone,” a witness told the media officials by phone.

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