Glacier breaks off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district Sunday and the disaster caused a massive flood in the Dhaulagiri Ganga River. The incident has affected the lives of around 150 laborers working at the Rishi Ganga power project.
The State Government has declared high alert in all the districts on the banks of the Ganga river and has asked the authorities to continuously monitor the water levels.
The Relief Commissioner said in a statement on Sunday, “Report of the breaking of a part of Nandadevi Glacier in Uttarakhand has been received.
So far, only ten bodies have been recovered and 100 construction workers have been reported missing.
One National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Dehradun and one from Ghaziabad have been sent for rescue operations along with three more teams are being airlifted from Ghaziabad to join the rescue operations. A team of 60 SDRF personnel with equipment have reached the spot and a team of doctors has camped there.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister T.S. Rawat also tweeted after this incident, “The river is flowing one meter above the danger level but the flow is reducing.” He has announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakhs to the kin of the deceased.
It has been reported that the district magistrates have been instructed, if needed, people should be evacuated and taken to safe places.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also expressed his grief about the incident and said “we stand shoulder to shoulder with people affected by the tragedy.