India, April 24 -- A glacier burst in Sumna in Niti Valley near Uttarkhand's Joshimath on Saturday near the India-China border has put the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on alert. Uttarakhand earlier in February witnessed loss of lives and devastation due to a glacier burst in the same region which led to floods in Chamoli.

"A glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath near the India-China border," Colonel Manish Kapil, a commander of the Border Road Task Force. Uttarakhand chief minister said Union home minister Amit Shah has taken note of the incident and assured his support to the Uttarakhand government and advised the ITBP to remain alert.

"Home minister Amit Shah took immediate cognisance of the glacier burst in Niti Valley's Sumn...