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10-ft high glacier wall breaks and slides on to highway in Himachal Pradesh; video goes viral

A scary video of a glacier wall breaking off and sliding on the highway in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh is going viral on social media.

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A scary video of a glacier wall breaking off and sliding on the highway in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh is going viral on social media. The 2.20 minutes long video shows the breaking of a huge chunk of the glacier and moving down a road.

The video was shot at Tinku Nallah near Pooh, Himachal Pradesh and was shared on Twitter by Indian Revenue Services officer Naveed Trumboo.

The IRS officer shared the video and wrote, "Ever seen the force of a moving glacier in real-time? This is in Tinku nallah near Pooh on NH-5, Kinnaur, HP... #ClimateChange is not a distant reality."

In the video you can clearly see people recording the scene on their phone and then, the glacier wall starts sliding towards stuck cars. Frantic tourists can be heard screaming 'Go back!'.

The video has been rapidly shared by people and garnered 1.9k retweets and 3.9 likes till now. 

People on social media expressed their concern over the incident, climate change at large and attracted a lot of comments, with many disputing the claim that it was a glacier that broke apart.

A user corrected the IFS officer and wrote: "This is not a glacier... this is part of an avalanche that is slipping on the road because even road has an ice layer over it & as a result, there is poor friction."

Some people even showed concerned about the tourists risking their lives to capture the moment. Take a look...

 

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