Nepal Drains Imja Glacial Lake

In Nepal, army has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level.

The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000 meter high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges.

The draining of the lake is a part of a UN project to help Nepal deal with the impact of climate change.

The lake, which was originally 149 meter deep in places, has had its water levels lowered by 3.4 meter after months of pain staking work.

Imja is one of thousands of glacial lakes in the Himalayas.

Many of the lakes are said to be filling up fast because of accelerated melting of glaciers amid rising global temperatures.