Due to a glacier crashing into a dam and triggering an enormous flood in northern India, many people have gone missing and are presumed dead.
In a valley in the state of Uttarakhand, a broken dam has prompted a deluge of water to pour through. The flood is so serious that entire villages have been evacuated.
The officials are warning that around 150 people have been missing and might have been the victims of the flood.
Videos that were shared to social media have shown the water streaming through the villages and causing massive damage.
Sanjay Singh Rama, a resident a place near the Dhauli Gaga river said that “It came very fast, there was no time to alert anyone. I felt that even we would be swept away.”
From those 150, at least three bodies were found and more are missing.
According to the police, most of the missing people were workers from the power project near the breached dam area in Tapovan.
The glacier that crashed, crashed into the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project dam.
Uttarakhand Police Chief Ashok Kumar said that more than 50 people who were working at the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project are feared to be dead.
But, according to Kumar, some workers were rescued from the site.
16 workers were rescued by the emergency crew after being reapped inside a tunnel that was filled with debris.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand said that the police and army teams were “doing their best to save the lives of the workers”.
And the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took it to Twitter to say “The nation prays for everyone’s safety there,”
Many emergency workers have been deployed to the region, villages were evacuated entirely.
“The water level of the river is now one metre (3.2ft) above normal but the flow is decreasing,” said Rawat.
It is yet unclear what caused the Sunday flood, but the region is prone to floods and glacial avalanches.