Power Plant damaged in Uttarakhand after Glacier burst; Over 150 casualties
There are fears of 100-150 people missing. At the same time, teams of ITBP and NDRF have been sent to the flood affected areas of Uttarakhand for rescue and relief work.
New Delhi: The destruction of the glacier in Chamoli in Uttarakhand has caused massive destruction. There are fears of 100-150 people missing. At the same time, teams of ITBP and NDRF have been sent to the flood affected areas of Uttarakhand for rescue and relief work. Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
150 casualties reported in Uttarakhand:
Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand Om Prakash has informed that 100-150 people are missing in this accident.
The Rishiganga power project has also suffered extensive damage due to the breaking of the glacier in Tapovan area. People living along the banks of the Alaknanda River have been advised to move to safer places as soon as possible. Alert has been issued at many places including Rishikesh, Haridwar. Apart from this, an alert has also been issued in 27 districts including Kanpur and Banaras along the banks of Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.
Home Minister Shah talks to CM Trivendra:
The Home Minister said that I spoke to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, the DG of ITBP and the DG of NDRF regarding the information of natural disaster in Uttarakhand. All the concerned officers are working on a war footing to secure the people. NDRF teams have left for rescue operations. Every possible help will be provided to Devbhoomi.
At the same time, the CM of Uttarakhand said that there is a news of relief that the flow of Alaknanda river from Nandprayag has become normal. The water level of the river is now 1 meter above normal but the flow is decreasing.
The state chief secretary, disaster secretary, police officer and all my team are constantly monitoring the situation in the disaster control room. There is a possibility of flooding in the lower areas of Alaknanda due to sudden water flow in the river. Alert issued in coastal areas. People living on the banks of the river are being removed.