Chamoli Dhauliganga Flood Live News: Chamoli Glacier Burst Live Updates, Glacier Collapses in Reni Village in Joshimath, Uttarakhand Flood Live Updates, Alaknanda River Live Updates

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Uttarakhand: A glacier broke off at Joshimath in Chamoli district, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river.

 

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.

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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.

Speaking to ANI, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary OM Prakash said 100-150 casualties feared in the flash flood.

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.

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