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Scientists study deadly Tibet avalanche, prevent second disaster

5 Dec 2016, Sixth Tone

A team of Chinese and European glaciologists fear that two recent Tibetan glacier collapses may be only the beginning and that the local herders will find themselves at greater risk of avalanches. While risk analysis is not always possible, the Tibetan government was notified of the likely collapse prior to the second event and herders were evacuated.