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Avalanche Hit Sikkim’s Nathu La

Avalanche Hit Sikkim’s Nathu La:

A massive Avalanche hit Sikkim’s Nathu La.

  • An avalanche is a sudden, rapid flow of snow, ice, and debris down a mountain or slope.
  • It can be triggered by various factors such as heavy snowfall, rapid temperature changes, or human activity.
  • Many regions that are prone to avalanches have specialized teams that monitor and control avalanche risks by using various methods such as explosives, snow barriers, and other safety measures.
  • Types:
    • Rock Avalanches (which consist of large segments of shattered rock),
    • Ice Avalanches (which typically occur in the vicinity of a glacier),
    • Debris Avalanches (which contain a variety of unconsolidated materials, such as loose stones and soil).

Nathu La (Pass)-Nathu La:

  • It is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in the East Sikkim district.
  • It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.