Tsangpo barrier lake: Exclusive Visuals

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A barrier lake has formed after a landslide hit the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Wednesday morning, local authorities said.

The landslide struck during the early hours of the day near a village in Menling County, blocking the waterway, according to the regional water resources department.

The landslide struck around 5 am on Wednesday near Gyalha village in Manling county, plugging the river that originates in Tibet and flows to India, according to the regional emergency response department.

More than 6,000 people were evacuated and more will follow after a barrier lake was formed following the landslide.

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