At least 8 dead in India glacier avalanche

At least eight people died and hundreds more were rescued, after a glacier broke and triggered an avalanche close to the Indo-China border on Friday (April 23).

The Police Director-General of India's Uttarakhand state -- where the avalanche struck -- said that at least 384 people were rescued by the army personnel.

Road access was cut off in at least 4 locations due to multiple landslides after the avalanche.

The Chief Minister of the state took an aerial survey of the region and said that efforts were being made to revive communication network as roads are closed due to heavy snowfall.

In February, a glacier breaking up and landslides in the state caused a flash flood that left more than 200 dead and swept away two state hydro-electric projects.