Uttarakhand: Heavy destruction due to breaking of glacier, rise in water level in Dhauliganga, large number of people missing

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Chamoli, 07 February: There have been reports of heavy destruction due to glacier breakdown in the Indo-Tibetan border region in Uttrakhand.

It has been learned that a massive increase in water level in Dhauli Ganga is expected to wash away large numbers of people.

Meanwhile, Chamoli-Rishiganga power project has suffered heavy losses in the accident. Tapovan Barrage is reported to be completely demolished. Munadis are being issued by issuing alerts in all areas situated along the banks of the river.

Officers and employees of the district administration and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached the incident.

State Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has rendered necessary instructions from disaster management secretary and Chamoli district collector after getting information about the incident.

Mangal Singh, Head Constable of NDRF’s K Joshimath Post, said that the glacier was reported to be broken in Raini village by Joshimath police station at 10.55 am after which the team was immediately rushed to the spot.

According to the information, more than three hundred people are estimated to have drowned in the Dhauli Ganga in this incident. This has caused severe damage to the Chamoli-Rishiganga power project. This situation is being seen in the entire area.

After this latest development, the administration has issued an alert to all the villages and cities on the river banks across the district.