Uttarakhand glacier burst

In Pictures | The aftermath of Uttarakhand glacier disaster

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At least 15 persons have been killed and 160 are feared missing after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday. Indian Air Force teams left for the avalanche-hit areas of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district early on Monday to ramp up relief efforts. The efforts are focussed at the moment on rescuing 30-35 people trapped in a 250-metre long tunnel at Tapovan, Uttarakahnd DGP Ashok Kumar said.

Here are a few pictures of the devastation and the relief works, highlighting the situation after a day.

(With inputs from agencies)

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