At least eight dead by avalanche in the Himalayas

Yesterday, an avalanche in the Himalayas mountains killed at least eight people. Another 384 people had to be rescued from the mountains in India, the Indian authorities report.

Six of the people who needed to be brought to safety are in bad shape. According to Indian media, the victims were engaged in road works.

Rescue operations are still ongoing. Among other things, four helicopters and a search dog from the army are deployed.

From the air, the damage can be seen clearly:

The avalanche in the northern state of Uttarakhand, near the border with China, was caused by a part of a glacier. This happened last February and led to heavy floods, which cost more than 200 people the lives of. Observers at the time concluded that breaking down the glacier probably had everything to do with climate change.