Kedarnath avalanche

Kedarnath, Oct 01: An avalanche occurring behind the Kedarnath Dham in Uttarakhand on Saturday morning was caught on camera. The Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee President was quoted that no damages, human or property, have been reported yet.

As temperatures continue to soar owing to incessant global warming, glaciers continue to melt and break away faster than anticipated. The giant glacier behind the Kedarnath was broken for the second time the last month and appeared like a watershed from distance.

“An avalanche occurred this morning in the Himalayan region but no damage was sustained to the Kedarnath temple,” Ajendra Ajay, President, Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee stated.

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Details regarding the status of Yatra are currently awaited.

Earlier the avalanche had occurred in the catchment of Chorabari Glacier at Kedarnath Dham on the evening of September 22.

Chorabari Glacier is situated at a distance of about 5 km behind Kedarnath temple. It is raining heavily in the state for the last few days.

National Highway (NH)- 109 at Rudraprayag was blocked on Thursday, with long queues of vehicles after a sudden landslide led to the roll down of debris from the hill near Tarsali village in Rudraprayag.