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In Photos: The Broken Uttarakhand Glacier and its Aftermath

Fourteen people have been declared dead already, and another 170 are still missing.

New Delhi: Search and rescue operations continue in Uttarakhand and several districts remain on alert due to the havoc wreaked by a broken glacier that damaged a dam and washed away a hydro-electric project. Fourteen people have been declared dead already, and another 170 are still missing.

Below are some visuals from Sunday, showing the extent of the flooding and damage caused by the disaster.

Avalanche after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Photo: PTI

ITBP personnel dig to open Tapovan Tunnel which is completely blocked, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Photo: PTI

Locals inspect the site near damaged Dhauliganga hydropower project at Reni village, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Photo: PTI

Damaged Dhauliganga hydropower project after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Photo: PTI