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Chamoli Glacier Break: UP residents head for Uttarakhand to look for kin missing

On Tuesday morning, family members of the four missing people left for Lucknow from where they will go to Uttarakhand.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 9 Feb 2021 3:33 PM GMT

Chamoli Glacier Break: UP residents head for Uttarakhand to look for kin missing
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Chamoli Disaster: UP residents head for Uttarakhand to look for kin missing
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A glacier break in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Sunday led to massive flooding in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers, damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.

Unable to contact their family members, who are missing after the devastating flash flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, several people from various districts of Uttar Pradesh have started leaving for the neighbouring state to search for them.

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst:

Uttar Pradesh relief commissioner Sanjay Goel said till Tuesday evening, the state government had prepared a list of 71 people from various districts of the state who are missing after the Chamoli disaster. The UP government has sent the list to the Uttarakhand government for help to trace the missing people.

Goel said emergency control rooms are regularly updating the list as and when people inform them about missing family members.

Additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal said chief minister Adityanath has directed officers to make arrangements for transportation of UP residents who are unable to contact their family members and wish to visit Uttarakhand to know their whereabouts.

Also, the UP government has stationed officers in Dehradun to assist people in locating their missing family members.

UP residents head for Uttarakhand

Family members of four people from Gorakhpur, who are missing in Chamoli, left for Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning.

The family members of Ved Prakash, Dhanudhari, Nagendra Singh and Sheshnath Upadhyay, residents of Jagatbela area, met district magistrate, Gorakhpur, K Vijyendra Pandian on Monday evening and informed him about missing their family members. The state level emergency operation centre, established in the relief commissioner’s office, was informed about the missing people from Gorakhpur.

On Tuesday morning, family members of the four missing people left for Lucknow from where they will go to Uttarakhand.

A government officer said people from Meerut, Saharanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Shravasti. Also, whose family members are missing after the disaster. Have contacted the emergency control room for help to search for them.

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The Uttarakhand police on Tuesday released a list of the missing people from Uttar Pradesh as well as other states. The list included the names of the people from Mirzapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Chandauli, Shravasti, Shahjhanpur, Saharanpur and Mathura districts.

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