150 people feared dead as glacier breaks in Uttarakhand

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On the incident of glacier breaking in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, ITBP DG SS Deswal told news agency ANI that ‘9-10 dead bodies have been evacuated from the river in rescue work’, However At least 150 were missing.

He said, “Construction work was going on in a tunnel near Tapovan Dam, where 20 people are trapped. ITBP team is doing rescue work there. “

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that ‘Around 10 o’clock in the morning a glacier burst over the Rishiganga, causing a surge in the Rishiganga. This has had an impact on the 13.2 MW Rishiganga Project. About 15 to 20 workers working in the Rishiganga project are missing.

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He said “It is difficult to say anything clearly about how much human violence has happened in this accident. But soon after getting the information, the police and SDRF were immediately dispatched. ITBP and SSB teams are also on the spot. ”

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“The rubble of the Rishiganga project was further increased in Dhauliganga, which has also damaged NTPC’s project in Tapovan. Apart from this, the 520 MW Tapovan Vishnugarh project in Tapovan has also suffered partial damage. 47 workers working here are missing.”

“In Vishnuprayag, the debris of Dhauliganga was found in Alaknanda, but the flow of Alaknanda became normal going forward. No damage has been done to the coffer dam on Alaknanda and there is no report of any damage on Alaknanda any further.”

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“The intensity of the water, which has reached Chamoli, has reduced considerably. After this accident, whatever activities take place along the river, they have been stopped immediately. The dam in Srinagar has been ordered to release water.”

Meanwhile, the ITBP spokesperson has said about the Uttarakhand incident that ‘about 150 laborers working at NTPC’s site in Tapovan are missing, possibly having died. Our team has so far received three bodies.

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The ITBP has said that ‘the bridge has broken down near the border disrupting contact with several posts along the border.’

Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that ‘they are monitoring the entire situation and are ready to help Uttarakhand government in all possible ways.

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