India floods: people are missing and feared dead

After a glacier fell into a dam and created a massive flood in northern India, hundreds of individuals are missing and presumed dead.

A deluge of water caused the broken dam to spill into a valley in the state of Uttarakhand.

At least three bodies have been found and 150 people are registered as missing, a police spokesman told the AFP news agency.

dozens of those missing were workers at the dam near the Tapovan area.

Villages have been evacuated, but officials warned as many as 150 people may have been victims of the flooding.

Villages have been cleared, but as many as 150 residents could have been victims of the floods, authorities warned.

Sanjay Singh Rana, who lives near the Dhauli Ganga River, told the Reuters news agency, “It came very fast, there was no time to alert anyone,”

Uttarakhand Police Chief Ashok Kumar said that 50 or more people were working at the dam. some are feared dead.

Yet he said there were several employees evacuated from the site.

The emergency team managed to rescue 16 workers who were trapped inside a rubble-filled tunnel. In a video released by India’s ANI news agency, some of the workers being carried out are seen.

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, said teams from the police and the army were “doing their best to save the lives of the workers”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wrote on Twitter shortly following the speaking with the state minister, claimed to be monitoring the incident. “The nation prays for everyone’s safety there,”

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