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Another glacier break reported in Uttarakhand’s Niti Valley, says CM; alert issued

The Uttarakhand authorities issued an alert late on Friday night time following experiences {that a} glacier had damaged off in the Sumna space of Niti Valley close to the India-China border in Chamoli district.

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat mentioned he was in fixed contact with the district administration and Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

“The breaking of a glacier has been reported in Sumna, Niti Valley. I have issued an alert in this regard. I am in constant touch with the district administration and BRO,” Rawat tweeted.

Rawat added that the district administration has been instructed to get full data on the matter. Orders have been issued to cease work at NTPC and different tasks in order that no untoward incident happens at night time, he added in the tweet.

In one other tweet, Rawat mentioned Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken cognizance of the data on the glacier burst, and warranted assist from the Centre and alerted the ITBP.

Chamoli district catastrophe administration officer N Ok Joshi advised The Indian Express, “There is no information about any loss of life so far. There is no village habitation in Sumna area. There are camps of ITBP, and BRO teams were working there.”

Sumna is round 40 km forward of Raini village — in direction of the China border — in Tapovan space of Joshimath tehsil of Chamoli district.

Upstream on the Rishiganga river close to Raini village in the identical Niti Valley, a glacial burst had occurred on February 7, resulting in a flash flood in the Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers, and devastation on the web site of two hydro energy tasks downstream.

A complete of 204 individuals had gone lacking from a number of websites in the incident. So far, 80 our bodies have been recovered whereas 124 are nonetheless lacking. Last week, one physique was recovered from the barrage web site throughout elimination of particles close to Dhauliganga in the Tapovan space.

DGP Ashok Kumar mentioned in a tweet that groups have been dispatched to take inventory of state of affairs. “ITBP jawans are safe,” he mentioned. Due to unhealthy climate circumstances, officers are but to get full particulars of the incident, he mentioned.

This is a growing story. More particulars awaited.

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