Uttarakhand Flood: IAF Mi-17 and Chinook helicopters leave for Joshimath for HADR mission

After A portion of the dam of the power project on the Rishiganga river in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand broke causing a flood in the nearby area, people were reportedly trapped in many areas, IAF has deployed its Mi-17 and Chinook helicopter to rescue people and provide assistance to SDRF and NDRF teams.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 08, 2021 15:36 IST
Uttarakhand Flood: IAF Mi-17 and Chinook helicopters leave for Joshimath for HADR mission
IAF Mi-17 & Chinook helicopters

It has been recently reported that the second wave of Mi-17 & Chinook helicopters has been launched from Dehradun for Joshimath with rescue & relief teams on board. IAF Task Force Commander is coordinating with state authorities such as SDRF and NDRF for ongoing HADR (Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief) efforts.

On Feb 7th,  After a portion of the dam of the power project on the Rishiganga river was destroyed,  It caused a massive overflow of water in the nearby Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, damaging property and infrastructure in the area. So far 11 people have lost their lives in the calamity and rescue operations are still going on.

As soon as the disaster took place, SDRF, NDRF, ITBP, and IAF were deployed to control the situation, More than 100 people have been recused by the security forces so far, however, according to recent reports, 11 people have lost their lives.

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