Glacier Bursts in Uttarakhand Chamoli Today, Massive Flooding Dhauli Ganga River, Nanda Devi Glacier Live: A breaking of Nanda Devi glacier at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district triggered a massive flood in Dhauli Ganga. The avalanche triggered by glacier break-off damaged the Rishi Ganga Power Project. ITBP officials say that more than 150 labourers working in a power project are feared dead of missing.
ITBP men on a rescue mission near Tapovan, Joshimath Uttarakhand where 16 to 17 persons reported trapped inside a tunnel after a devastating flood in #Dhauliganga Ganga, #Uttarakhand occurred. 3 teams and more than 250 ITBP personnel are deployed in the rescue mission. pic.twitter.com/QdZASY057u
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) February 7, 2021
State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal said that more than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga Power Project may have been directly affected. “Representatives of the power project have told me that they are not being able to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site,” she said. The waters in the Dhauli Ganga, a tributary of the Ganga, is flowing two to three metres above normal. Several districts, including Pauri, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Dehradun, are likely to be affected and have been put on high alert.
कर्णप्रयाग में आज ३ बज कर १० मिनट पर नदी में पानी की बहाव की स्थिति से साफ़ है कि बाढ़ की सम्भावना बहुत ही कम है। हमारा विशेष ध्यान सुरंगों में फँसे श्रमिकों को बचाने में है और हम सभी प्रयास कर रहे हैं। किसी भी समस्या से निपटने के सभी ज़रूरी प्रयास कर लिए गये हैं। #Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/MrEjW4de05
— Trivendra Singh Rawat (@tsrawatbjp) February 7, 2021
Speaking to ANI, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary OM Prakash said 100-150 casualties feared in the flash flood.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: ITBP personnel rescue one person who was trapped in the tunnel near Tapovan dam in Chamoli.
Rescue operation underway.
(Video Source: ITBP) pic.twitter.com/RO91YhIdyo
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
The ITBP said that a massive flood was seen near Reni village, where some water bodies flooded and destroyed many river bankside houses. Hundreds of ITBP personnel have been rushed for rescue operations. The Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the bank of Dhauliganga river.