2021 Uttarakhand glacial outburst flood

Glacial outburst flood that occurred in Uttarakhand in 2021

At around 10:45 a.m. IST on 7 February 2021,[1] a flooding disaster happened in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in northern India along the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers.[2][3]

It is believed that a landslide, avalanche or a glacial lake outburst flood was the cause of the incident.[4] More than 26 were killed and more than 200 are missing.[5][6][7]


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  2. "Uttarakhand news live: Glacier bursts in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  3. "Glacier bursts in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, causing flash flood in Dhauliganga: Highlights – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  4. "India floods: Scores missing after glacier smashes Uttarakhand dam". BBC News. 7 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
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  6. "200 missing and feared dead after glacier collapse in India". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  7. "At least 26 dead, scores missing after glacier collapse unleashes a wall of water in India". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2021-02-08.