Uttarakhand Flood Updates: Over 100 People missing, PM Modi spoke to CM Rawat, reviewed situation

Chamoli Glacier Devastation: While in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand. He spoke to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat & other top officials. He took stock of rescue & relief work underway.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 07, 2021 14:18 IST
Uttarakhand Flood Updates: Over 100 People missing, PM Modi spoke to CM Rawat, reviewed situation
Uttarakhand Flood, PM Modi spoke to CM Rawat

After a part of Nanda Devi Glarier breaks off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The breaks-off of glacier in Uttarakhand is possibly causing flash floods in Dhauli Ganga and endangering people. To review the situation Prime Minister Narendra Modi while in Assam, spoke to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. He took stock of the rescue and relief work underway, media reports.

"Am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety there. Have been continuously speaking to senior authorities and getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue work and relief operations", Prime Minister tweeted.

As the reports are comings in the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already moved from Dehradun to Joshimath. Teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are already deployed in Joshimath. "We are organizing an airlift for 3-4 more teams from Delhi to Dehradun onwards to Joshimat", NDRF Official said on being asked on the current situation in Uttarakhand.

Also read- Visuals from Uttarakhand Flood after glacier broke off in Chamoli district

Three choppers including two Mi-17 and one ALH Dhruv chopper of Air Force stationed in Dehradun and nearby areas for helping in rescue operations in flood-affected areas. More aircraft can be deployed as per the requirement on the ground, an IAF personnel said.

Speaking on the casualties, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary OM Prakash said that 100-150 casualties feared in the flash flood in Chamoli district, News Agency ANI reported.