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Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Over 150 missing, 10 bodies recovered

Sources said there were 100 labourers on the barrage at Rishiganga of which at least 50 are feared dead. About 150 people are missing according to latest reports, even as 10 dead bodies have been fished out.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 7 Feb 2021 11:20 AM GMT

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Over 150 missing, 10 bodies recovered
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: 26 bodies recovered, 171 missing; rescue operations underway
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A glacial 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.

Sources said there were 100 labourers on the barrage at Rishiganga of which at least 50 are feared dead. About 150 people are missing according to latest reports, even as 10 dead bodies have been fished out.

Uttarakhand Glacier Burst:

Sources said teams from ITBP, which has a base at Joshimath, about 26 km from Reni, along with units of the State Disaster Response Force have reached the spot. National Disaster Response Force teams stationed in Uttarakhand have also left for the spot, sources said.

https://twitter.com/newstrackmedia/status/1358335584356376577

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, who has rushed to the spot, said in a series of tweets that those residing near Alaknanda River are being evacuated even as flow in the Bhagirathi river, which meets Alaknanda at Devprayag to form Ganga, has been stopped.

https://twitter.com/tsrawatbjp/status/1358310282473336835

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Expressing concern over this incident in Uttarakhand, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted. Kejriwal said, ‘The news of the disaster from Chamoli district is very worrying. Also, I pray to God for the safety and efficiency of all people. In this difficult time, the Delhi government is ready to provide all possible help to the people of Uttarakhand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety there. Have been continuously speaking to senior authorities and getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue work and relief operations.”

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