A glacier burst has been reported near Joshimath in Uttarakhand along the India-China border.

According to a news agency, the news of the glacier burst has been confirmed by Colonel Manish Kapil, Commander of the Border Road Task Force (BRTF).

According to a media report, the glacier burst has been reported near ITBP post in Joshimath under Chamoli district.

The report said the glacier has burst near the post of 8 battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) between Malari and Sumna 16 point near the office of the BRO.

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It has been reported that the area does not have much civilian population and mostly ITBP and BRO personnel are present.

The report said BRO teams and local officers are trying to reach the site of the incident.

“A glacier has burst near Uttarakhand’s Joshimath on India-China border,” ANI quoted Colonel Manish Kapil, Commander, Border Road Task Force, as saying.

More details are awaited.

In February this year, a glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district that caused a dangerous flash flood in the Dhauliganga river near the district’s Reni village.

The sudden floods endangered the lives of the people living on the banks of the river in Chamoli district.

The floods also brought about heavy damages to the ongoing Rishiganga power project. More than 150 casualties were reported.

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