River flowing from China dries up in India

A major river in India’s northeast that originates in Tibet has suddenly dried up, triggering speculation that China might be responsible, a local official told AFP on Thursday.

The river has its source in China’s southwestern Tibet region, where it is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, and it enters India in the mountainous and remote north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh where it it is called the Siang.