Uttarakhand floods LIVE: Govt taking all measures, PM Modi tells state MPs

Rescue operations underway at Tapovan Tunnel, just after a glacier broke off in Joshimath resulting…

Rescue operations underway at Tapovan Tunnel, just after a glacier broke off in Joshimath resulting in a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand | PTI image

Uttarakhand floods Dwell updates: At minimum 197 men and women are missing even though 26 bodies have been recovered so far just after a flash flood inundated a electric power undertaking at Raini village in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Sunday. About 25-35 men and women are trapped inside a tunnel, and the operation to rescue them is underway.

Key Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that his govt is taking all measures to guidance the men and women of Uttarakhand, sections of which have been hit by floods next a glacier burst on Sunday, and assured a delegation of condition MPs that it is doing work to further more bolster infrastructure there to deal with any normal catastrophe in future.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river technique that washed absent hydroelectric stations. The Uttarakhand Main Minister has declared an ex-gratia of Rs four hundred,000 every to the kin of all those who shed their lives.

The unexpected flood in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately joined tributaries of the Ganga — induced popular panic and huge-scale devastation in the substantial mountain locations. Two electric power projects NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel undertaking and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Venture have been thoroughly damaged with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels as the waters came hurrying in.

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