Uttarakhand flood:French President Macron expresses solidarity with India

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New Delhi, Feb 7 (PTI) French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday expressed France's full solidarity with India in the wake of a glacier burst at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district that triggered a massive flood in the region.

'France expresses its full solidarity with India, after a glacier burst in the Uttarakhand province, leading to the disappearance of over 100 people. Our thoughts are with them and their families,' Macron said on Twitter.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off on Sunday, triggering a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, and leaving at least seven people dead and 125 missing who are feared dead.

A massive operation has been launched to rescue people from the flood-affected areas. PTI MPB NSD NSD