Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: More Tragedies Can Strike Unless Corrective Actions Taken

18 Mar 2021
Mr Nitish Dogra, Faculty at IIHMR Delhi

The Uttarakhand disaster of February yet again reminds us of the risks mountain states in India face due to their fragility. The breaking of the glacier at high altitudes in remote locations is largely caused by the possibility of an avalanche, landslide or an earthquake or because of climatic factors. It is believed that a combination of factors was at play during this incident, given the breaking of a rock that fell into the glacier that was already weakened and took the form of a glacial flood.

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