Video: Himalayan glacier breaks in India, triggers flood, 100-150 feared dead
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Over 150 people have lost their lives and over 150 are missing following the massive flood at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said. Evacuation operations have started along the Dhauliganga and Bhagirathi river banks. Indian Air Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Indian Army have rushed their teams and infrastructure for the rescue operations. PM Narendra Modi reviewed the situation and took stock of the rescue and relief work.
The ITBP said that the flash flood occurred in Rishi Ganga at around 10.45 a.m. due to a glacier falling into it and exponentially increasing the volume of water. Due to this, the Rishi Ganga hydro project was completely devastated, it said.
People being found and dug out! Rescue operations happening in 3 provinces on state of alerts
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— pragati mukhopadhyay (@UniversePragati) February 7, 2021
#UPDATE: Indian Army: Four Army columns, Two Medical teams, one Engineering Task Force deployed at Ringi village of #Uttarakhand. Army helicopters on aerial recce.
— #VishhalThakkaar®🇮🇳 (@vishalgthakkar) February 7, 2021
Now we are focusing on second tunnel, that is tunnel number one, we've learnt that around 30 people are trapped there. We will be carrying out night operations also. Our teams are already on the job & we hope that we'll be able to resue them: Vivek Pandey, ITBP PRO #Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/l9r9trN2T1
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
As per Uttarakhand Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre:
-Rishi Ganga water got blocked due to glacier debris. Lake formation happened
-Lake breached today and caused flash flood. #Uttarakhand govt is calling it a result of a #GlacierBurst. #Chamoli #UttarakhandDisaster pic.twitter.com/RjsObEMf9d
— Harsh Vatsa (@HarshVatsa7) February 7, 2021
— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) February 7, 2021
Two An-32 aircraft have transported relief material & IN Marine Commando team to Dehradun. An IAF officer, as Task Force Commander, at Jolly Grant airport is coordinating relief operations. HADR aerial ops will continue tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Ot1ivQsI5x
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) February 7, 2021
h/t This is my GLP