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Il ghiacciaio Nanda Devi provoca morte in India

 

FILE -  This Feb. 1, 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India. An avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir early Wednesday,Feb.3, 2016 trapping 10 Indian army soldiers in the snow. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
FILE - This Feb. 1, 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of an Indian army camp at Siachen Glacier, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India.  Siachen Glacier, a 6,100-meter (20,000-foot) icy Himalayan expanse makes up the world's highest battlefield. Thousands of troops have been deployed on the glacier since 1983, laying claim to territory so hostile to human life it has never even been demarcated. Far more troops have died from avalanches or bitter cold than in combat. While there are no clear borders on the glacier, its position between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled portions of Kashmir make it a key part of any final map that may be drawn of the region. Its high altitude gives its occupants an advantage over those below. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
FILE - In this May 20, 2015 file photo Kashmiri nomad tends to his heard of sheep and goats as he crosses a glacier near Dubgan, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Srinagar, India,  Scientists say a third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if global warming stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of India's Jammu-Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle. Every year in April-May more than one hundred thousand people from the nomadic Bakarwal tribes arrive in the meadows of Kashmir and parts of Ladakh from areas of the Jammu region with their flocks of cattle and sheep. After crossing snowy mountains with their cattle and belongings, Kashmir valley's lush green meadows become their home from April to September, after which they begin their return journey. This seasonal shifting of
Mouni Baba, a Hindu holy man, fetches water from a stream at the feet of Mount Shivling in Tapovan, at an altitude of 4500 meters in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Friday, May 10, 2019. Mouni Baba, on a silent vow, has been meditating in Tapovan for years, even during the long months when winter makes the place inaccessible. Tapovan is located just above Gangotri glacier, which is one of the primary sources of water for the Ganges. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows a massive flood of water, mud and debris flowing at Chamoli District after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Sunday, Feb.7, 2021. (KK Productions via AP)
This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows a massive flood of water, mud and debris flowing at Chamoli District after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Sunday, Feb.7, 2021. (KK Productions via AP)
This photograph provided by National Disaster Response Force shows NDRF personnel prepare to rescue workers at one of the hydropower project at Reni village in Chamoli district of Indian state of Uttrakhund, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Rescue efforts continued on Monday to save 37 people after part of a glacier broke off, releasing a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants on Sunday. (National Disaster Response Force via AP)
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel undertake rescue work at one of the hydro power project at Reni village in ​​Chamoli district, in Indian state of Uttrakhund, Monday, Feb.8, 2021. Rescue efforts continued on Monday to save 37 people after part of a glacier broke off, releasing a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants on Sunday. (AP Photo)
Rescuers leave on a boat to search for bodies in the downstream of Alaknanda River in Rudraprayag, northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Monday, Feb.8, 2021. More than 2,000 members of the military, paramilitary groups and police have been taking part in search-and-rescue operations after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off Sunday and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain. (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)
FILE - In this April 11, 2015 file photo, tents are seen set up for climbers on the Khumbu Glacier, with Mount Khumbutse, center, and Khumbu Icefall, right, seen in background, at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants and damaged villages in northern India were set off by a break on a Himalayan glacier upstream. Glaciers advance and retreat with cycles of snowfall and melting, and can form glacial lakes behind them. This pattern builds up water, as well as a risk the water will break free and flood areas downstream. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
This photograph provided by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF personnel search for more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off Sunday and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Monday, Feb.8, 2021. (National Disaster Response Force via AP)
FILE- In this June 23, 2013 file photo, Indian army soldiers help people stranded due to monsoon flooding and landslides climb down a mountain in Govindghat, India. The ecologically sensitive Himalayan region is prone to flash floods and landslides. More than 6,000 people are believed to have been killed in floods in 2013 which were triggered by the heaviest monsoon rains in decades. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, workers make a foot bridge six months after walls of melted glacier, mud and debris came crashing down the mountainside at Vijaynagar in Rudraprayag district in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. More than 6,000 people are believed to have been killed in floods in 2013 which were triggered by the heaviest monsoon rains in decades. Experts say that Sunday's disaster underscores the fragility of the Himalayan mountains where the lives of millions are being altered by climate change. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
Rays of the setting sun fall on the Panchachuli, a group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks in Munsiyari, in the Indian state of Uttrakhund, Oct. 28, 2020. Scientists believe that last weekend's glacier disaster in northern India is linked to a landslide and an avalanche. Experts say that the disaster underscores the fragility of the Himalayan mountains where the lives of millions are being altered by climate change. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Muddy water flows into Alaknanda river two days after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off sending a devastating flood downriver in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. As hundreds of rescue workers scoured muck-filled ravines and valleys on Tuesday looking for survivors after the sudden collapse of a Himalayan glacier, distraught relatives gathered at the disaster site to search for family members, almost resigned to the likelihood they were dead. (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)
A aerial view of Tapovan barrage two days after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier snapped off, releasing water trapped behind it in Tapovan, northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, Feb.9, 2021. Scientists are investigating what caused the glacier to break — possibly an avalanche or a release of accumulated water. Experts say climate change may be to blame since warming temperatures are shrinking glaciers and making them unstable worldwide. (AP Photo)

Un pezzo del ghiacciaio si è staccato, precipitando sulla diga di Tapovan, nello stato settentrionale di Uttarakhand (India). L’acqua contenuta nel bacino si è riversata a valle causando morte e distruzione. Gli scienziati stanno indagando su cosa possa aver causato la frattura del ghiacciaio. Gli esperti affermano che la colpa potrebbe essere del cambiamento climatico: in tutto il mondo l’aumento delle temperature scioglie i ghiacciai riducendone la superficie e rendendoli instabili. (Foto AP)

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