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Glacial lake bursts in India leaving 100 missing and 19 dead

More than 100 people are missing in India’s northeast after heavy rain caused a glacial lake to burst, leading to flash floods which ripped through the Himalayan state of Sikkim Wednesday, killing at least 19 and washing away roads and bridges, according to the state government. A “sudden cloudburst” over Lhonak Lake, in the northern part of the state, sent fast-moving torrents of water surging down the Teesta River in Sikkim’s Lachen valley, raising water levels 15-20 feet higher than normal, the Indian Army said in a statement. A cloudburst is a very sudden and destructive rainstorm. https://edition.cnn.com/2023/10/05/india/india-sikkim-floods-search-damage-climate-intl-hnk/index.html

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  • Kevin

    32 w

    This is horrific

    • Esther Wanjiku

      32 w

      Very frustrating

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      • George Kariuki

        32 w

        This is quite devastating.

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          32 w

          Very sad

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          • johnte ndeto

            32 w

            Very sad and people should learn from such horrific events

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            • rosebellendiritu

              32 w

              Terrible and sad

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                32 w

                It's really heartbreaking to see lives being lost in India

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                • Rotich Kim

                  32 w

                  It's real distrubing the government of India need to respond this quickly and safe life's of innocent citizens

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                  • mercy nduta

                    32 w

                    Disappointing!

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                    • walter lungayi

                      32 w

                      It is extremely saddening to hear about the glacial lake burst in India. Natural disasters like these serve as a reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness and mitigation measures. It is important for governments and communities to work together to ensure the safety and well-being of citizens in such situations. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we hope for a speedy recovery of those who are missing.

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                      • Tabitha Kimani

                        32 w

                        Its devastating.

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                        • Sarah Chabane

                          32 w

                          Horrifying

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                          • Abraham Jok Atem

                            32 w

                            @sarah_chabane It's so terrible

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