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    India's northern state of Uttarakhand has been put on high alert after the breaking of a part of Nanda Devi glacier due to a massive flood, the Office of Relief Commissioner said on Sunday.

    India’s Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the banks of the Dhauli Ganga River amid a massive flood, according to the ANI news outlet.

    A large glacier broke in India's northern state of Uttarakhand, causing an avalanche near the Rishiganga hydropower project.

    Hundreds of Indo-Tibetal Border Police personnel have been rushed to carry out a rescue operation, according to reports.

    Casualties are feared.

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