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Avalanche Occurs Near Vishnuprayag Hydel Project In Uttarakhand; No Casualty

Avalanche Occurs Near Vishnuprayag Hydel Project In Uttarakhand; No Casualty

A mass of snow slid down the mountainside close to the 420 MW hydel project's barrage site following the avalanche. 

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An avalanche occurred on a hill slope near the Vishnuprayag hydro electric project Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan

An avalanche occurred on a hill slope near the Vishnuprayag hydro electric project in Uttarakhand Sunday evening, officials said. 

There was no damage to life and property, Chamoli District Disaster Management Officer N K Joshi said on Monday, adding that such avalanches are normal in the Himalayas.     

A mass of snow slid down the mountainside close to the 420 MW hydel project's barrage site following the avalanche. 

The barrage is close to the Badrinath National Highway and a few hundred metres down the Khiron river, which is considered one of the most dangerous tributaries of the Alaknanda river.        
 

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