National Post (National Edition)
200 MISSING AS GLACIER BREAK TRIGGERS DELUGE
LUCKNOW Indian rescuers searched on Monday for more than 200 people missing after part of a remote Himalayan glacier broke away, sweeping away bridges, breaking dams and sending a torrent of water, rocks and construction debris down a mountain valley.
Sunday's disaster below Nanda Devi, India's second-highest peak, swept away the small Rishiganga hydroelectric project and damaged a bigger one being built further down the Dhauliganga River. Eighteen bodies had been recovered so far, officials said.
Rescue squads were focused on drilling their way through a 2.5 km long tunnel at the Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower project site being built 5 km downstream where about 30 workers were believed trapped.