Nepal Drains Dangerous Everest Lake

Nepal’s army says it has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level.

The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000m (16,400ft) high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges. Imja is one of thousands of glacial lakes in the Himalayas.

The lake, which was originally 149m deep in places, has had its water levels lowered by 3.4m after months of painstaking work, officials say. To read more, please click on the link below:

Dan Donaghue