A glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river. Over 100 people working at the Rishi Ganga hydroelectric power project are missing and massive destruction is feared. ITBP and NDRF teams rushed to flood-hit areas in Uttarakhand to undertake relief and rescue work. Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Over 150 people feared dead in the calamity; Rishikesh and Haridwar put on alert due to flash floods01:24 Home Minister Amit Shah said that he has spoken to CM TS Rawat, DGs of ITBP and NDRF. “All officers concerned are working on a war footing to rescue people. NDRF teams have left for rescue operations. Every possible help will be provided to Devbhoomi.” A dam of the Tapovan power project was breached and feared to have been washed away. Though the impact of the disaster may not be felt in Rishikesh and Haridwar, the towns have been put on alert. The government has also appealed to the area people not to venture near the Ganga river. If you are stranded in affected areas and you need any help. Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Latest… Read full this story
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