Glacier Burst In Uttarakhand: Over 150 Feared Dead In Floods

7 Feb, 2021 16:18 IST|Sakshi Post

BREAKING: Massive floods were triggered after a part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday.

This led to  a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation.

It is reported that more than 100 labourers working at a power project in Tapovan-Reni are feared dead and the power project was swept away completely.         

Homes along the way were also swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainsides in a raging torrent.

Several districts, including Pauri, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Dehradun, that were likely to be affected were put on high alert.

Forces of the ITBP and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were rushed in to help with the rescue and relief efforts.

Many villages were evacuated and people taken to safer areas.

 “I am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand, prays for everyone's safety,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Home Minister Amit Shah said the central government is constantly monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand. Several teams of NDRF are being airlifted from Delhi and sent to Uttarakhand, he said in a series of tweets.

President Ramnath Kovind who is currently in Madanapalle in Chittoor disttcit of Andhra Pradesh also expressed his concern about the floods.

Watch:  Uttarakhand Avalanche Wreaks Havoc Along Dhauliganga River, Evacuation To Begin

NTPC also stated that  the avalanche near Tapovan in Uttarakhand had damaged a part of its under-construction hydropower project in the region.
The Tapovan Vishnugad power plant is a 520MW run-of-river project which is being constructed on Dhauliganga River in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.

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