The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday shared a recce initial report from site of Uttarakhand flash flood which occurred after an element of the Nanda Devi glacier burst off Joshimath area in Chamoli.
The IAF has shared two images. Picture one confirmed visuals from damaged Rishiganga Project Dam close to Tapovan whereas the second image confirmed street & bridge damaged on account of Rubble on the entrance at Malari valley.
Over 100 lacking after catastrophe
Nearly 100-170 individuals are lacking or “feared dead” as a sudden flood inundated an influence mission at Reni village in Joshimath space of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday following a glacier burst, the ITBP, which is engaged in rescue and reduction operations there, mentioned.
Citing up to date inputs obtained from native administration, ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey advised IANS a minimum of 10 our bodies have been recovered to this point from the spot, and several other folks have been rescued, whereas that there isn’t any details about different individuals.
In its initial data obtained from the spot, the ITBP had, via a press release that “more than 100 labourers at the barrage and 50 plus in the tunnel lost their life as per the incharge of Tapovan NTPC work site… As many as 150 people are missing”.
Clarifying these inputs, Pandey mentioned: “As 150 people are still missing, it is difficult to say that all are dead. They can be said ‘feared dead’ or ‘missing’. Missing persons cannot be declared dead till seven years.”
The tragedy came about after the water stage in Dhauliganga river, one of the six sources of the Ganga river, immediately surged on Sunday morning following an avalanche close to the Rishi Ganga energy mission. The 85 km river meets the Alaknanda river at Vishnuprayag on the base of Joshimath mountain.
The ITBP mentioned that the flash flood occurred in Rishi Ganga at round 10.45 a.m. on account of a glacier falling into it and exponentially rising the quantity of water. Due to this, the Rishi Ganga hydro mission was utterly devastated, it mentioned.
“The BRO bridge on Joshimath highway was also completely washed away. There were six graziers with their livestock there and they were also swept away by the flash flood,” the ITBP mentioned.
(With inputs from IANS)
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