Dehradun: A lake formed after melting of glaciers at Satopanth in Chamoli district posed fresh danger to the rain-ravaged areas of Badrinath, Joshimath and Karnaprayag, prompting the administration to issue an alert.

Rain fury, meanwhile, continued in Uttarakhand when six persons were killed in a landslide in Nainital district.    

“The lake which is about 30 km from Badrinath can pose danger to the adjoining areas including the shrine, Joshimath and Karnaprayag,” Chamoli District Magistrate SA Murugesan said.
"We have issued an alert following instructions to this effect from the state Disaster Management and Mitigation department," Murugesan added.
“A joint Army and ITBP team later did an aerial survey of glacial lake and found that there was no reason for immediate alarm,” he added.
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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday informed the Supreme Court that the pilgrimage centre of Kedarnath has become a "ghost town" with scores of bodies buried under the earth brought by the rain and floods. This was said to the Apex Court when it asked the NDMA to file a status report on the rescue and relief operations in the flood-devastated Uttarakhand.


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