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Nepalese Army drains glacial lake near Mt. Everest to safe level

Nepal's army has confirmed it has finished draining a glacial lake to safe levels, preventing it from flooding several villages downstream and putting the lives of thousands of people at risk.

The chilling secret of one of the Himalaya's glacial lakes

High up in the Himalayan mountains of the Uttarakhand state of India, lies a small glacial lake called Roopkund. At an altitude of 16,499 feet, it is frozen over most of the year. But when the ice melts occasionally, Roopkund gives up its grisly secret.
 

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