Nandadevi Glacier Breaks-off in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand Govt issues Helplines

As the reports coming in a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand broke off on Sunday morning and damaged a dam on the Alaknanda river. Hundreds of workers feared trapped in, who was working at Rishiganga dam, part of a power generation project.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 07, 2021 13:18 IST
Nandadevi Glacier Breaks-off in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand Govt issues Helplines
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On Sunday, a Glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district which caused huge devastation in the district. According to the reports the glacier burst at Reni village in the Joshimath area of Chamoli district. The breaking-off of the part of Glacier caused a massive flood in the Dhauliganga river in Reni village. According to the media reports, Hundreds of people feared washed away in flood.

The water level in the Dhauliganga river rises suddenly following an avalanche near a power project at Raini village in the Tapovan area of Chamoli district. About 150 laborers working in power project missing following a massive flood in Uttarakhand's Dhauli Ganga river

"If you are stuck in the affected area, if you need any kind of help, please contact 1070 or 9557444486. Please do not spread rumors. All necessary steps have been taken to deal with the situation", tweeted CM of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Two teams of ITBP reach the spot, three NDRF teams have been rushed from Dehradun and 3 additional teams will reach there with help of the IAF chopper till evening. SDRF & local administration already at spot.

People are being evacuated from the areas near Alaknanda. As a precautionary measure, the flow of the Bhagirathi River has been stopped. To prevent the flow of water of Alaknanda, Srinagar Dam & Rishikesh Dam have been emptied. SDRF is on alert, CM Rawat said. Uttarakhand CM also appeals to people to not spread rumors through old flood videos.

Uttar Pradesh state govt has also ordered administrations of districts on Ganga River to be on alert as the report of the breaking off part of Nandadevi Glacier in Uttarakhand received.

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