Uttarakhand Glacier Burst Was Activated by Huge Rockslide, Say Scientists in Report
The avalanche and flooding in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers that swept away homes and left at least 70 people dead and 125 missing out on, was triggered by a massive rockslide, stated clinical findings launched on Friday by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Advancement (ICIMOD), an intergovernmental body.
The ICIMOD findings stated the energy of the fall of about “22 million cubic metres of rock mixed with ice and snow” remobilised the particles and ice on the valley floor deposited by previous events, “pressed the stream water and produced an extreme flood wave”.
The building and construction of the bridge started on February 25 and it was scheduled to be finished by March 20 but the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worked overtime to complete it well before schedule, said primary engineer of BRO’s Shivalik project AS Rathore.
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