India disaster highlights pressure on Asia's great rivers

Asia Pacific Feb 10, 2021

India disaster highlights pressure on Asia's great rivers

A glacial burst that triggered a deadly flash flood in the Indian Himalayas over the weekend was a disaster waiting to happen, and one likely to be repeated in a region transformed by climate change and unchecked infrastructure development, experts warn. Asia is home to ...

Desperate search for survivors after India glacier disaster

Asia Pacific Feb 9, 2021

Desperate search for survivors after India glacier disaster

Indian rescue workers battled through tons of rock and mud Tuesday searching for survivors in a choked Himalayan tunnel after a deadly flood — apparently triggered by a glacial burst — smashed through two mountain dam projects. More than 170 people were still missing, two ...