What caused the huge destruction in Chamoli, Uttarakhand?

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Scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology have feared that due to the devastation of the glacier in the Rainy region, along with the snow avalanche, due to the catastrophic disaster in the Rainey region of Niti Valley in Chamoli district. However, scientists of the institute say what is the real cause of the disaster? This will be known only after detailed scientific investigation. Senior scientist of the institute, Dr. SK Rai, says that the area in Niti Valley in Chamoli district, which had a terrible disaster, had received heavy snowfall along with rain in the past days.

This resulted in heavy snow accumulation in the upper regions. According to the scientists of the institute, as the temperature decreased, the glaciers became tighter and their evanescence also increased. It is also feared that due to the erosion in the area where the disaster occurred, the upper surface would have rapidly slipped down with snow and debris. However, what is the real cause of the disaster will be revealed only after a study conducted by teams of scientists.

According to the scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Dokriyani, Bandarpunchh glacier in Uttarkashi, besides Dronagiri, Hipravamak, Badrinath, Satopanth and Bhagirathi glacier are located in Chamoli district. Apart from this, the Chaurabadi glacier, Khatling, and Kedar glacier are located behind the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district. As far as some of the major glaciers in the Kumaon region are concerned, Pithoragarh has major glaciers like Milam Glacier, Kali, Narimik, Hiramani, Sona, Pinaura, Ralam, Ponting and Mayola. In the same Bageshwar region, there are some major glaciers like Sunderdhunga, Sukhram, Pindari, Kapnani and McTolli.


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