A chilling video is being widely shared online that captures the appalling scene of an avalanche. It has been taken at Tinku Nallah near Pooh, Himachal Pradesh in India.
The avalanche video was posted by IRS officer Naveed Trumboo to Twitter on Monday.
In the dramatic video, a huge chunk of snow can be seen sliding down the road while tourists recording the scene on their phones. As the avalanche continues, one man in the video can be heard in the shouting repeatedly, “Go back, go back.”
While some of the tourists continue to film the scene, others climbed back into their cars.
“Ever seen the force of a moving glacier in real-time?” asked Naveed while sharing the chilling video. “#ClimateChange is not a distant reality,” Naveed added.
Watch the video below –
The video has been garnered more than 80,000 views since being posted online. Some even commented about how amazing the video has been captured. While others disputed about Naveed’s claim that the video features a glacier.
“Glaciers are huge and move at a very slow rate…This is not a glacier,” wrote one person.
This is not a glacier..this is part of an avalanche that is slipping on road because even road has an ice layer over it & as a result there is poor friction.— Wanderer (@w_a_n_d_e_rer) January 13, 2020
Its an Avalanche piling up. Doesnt seems a moving glacier— Hugo Stiglitz🇮🇳 (@crawling_hills) January 13, 2020
It’s not a glacier sir. Avalanche it is in all probability.— Sundeep Bhatera. (@bhasaby) January 13, 2020
Besides, a number of Twitteraties criticized the tourists for filming the avalanche from so close.
Good to see this video. Crazy guys don’t have any sense of safety/security. They are busy in recording it from very close.— Pramod VR (@pramodvr) January 13, 2020
On Saturday, the state disaster management authority (SDMA) issued an avalanche warning for several areas following heavy and widespread snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.
Avalanches may occur in Shimla, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti districts on January 12 till 5 pm, said an SDMA official.