Rescue efforts have been hampered by rising water levels in a Himalayan river valley hit by a major avalanche killing 36 people and leaving several more unaccounted for.
Experts may be divided on whether a landslide or a glacier burst caused deadly flooding in Uttarakhand, but there is a consensus that ignoring warnings against building mega-projects in the vulnerable area contributed to the losses.
More than 170 people are still missing after a barrage of water and debris hurtled with terrifying speed and power down a valley on Sunday morning, sweeping away bridges and roads and hitting two hydroelectric plants.
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