14 Dead In Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster, Search For 170 People: 10 Points

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14 Dead In Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster, Search For 170 People: 10 Points

Uttarakhand Catastrophe: The NDRF, state authorities, Military and IAF are concerned within the rescue efforts.

New Delhi:
14 individuals have been killed and over 170 are nonetheless lacking, after part of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge within the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and 5 bridges. The burst glacier additionally swept away roads and compelled authorities to evacuate villages. Nationwide and state catastrophe response groups have been deployed, as have groups from the ITBP. The Military has despatched six columns and the Navy seven diving groups.

Listed here are the ten newest developments on the Uttarakhand glacier catastrophe:

  1. 170 individuals – 148 employed on the NTPC plant and 22 at Rishiganga – are nonetheless lacking. Round thirty others are  trapped in a tunnel, reportedly round 2.5 km lengthy, and rescue groups labored by the evening to save lots of them. Efforts are still on. Aside from the terrain and the low temperature, mud and particles within the tunnel is posing a serious problem for the rescuers.

  2. Twelve individuals trapped in an under-construction tunnel had been rescued by an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) staff. 

  3. This morning, Uttarakhand’s State Catastrophe Response Power (SDRF) eliminated the particles and slush on the tunnel close to Tapovan dam in Chamoli district as a part of the rescue efforts. The SDRF members needed to watch for the extent of a river to decrease, to start rescue operations for the people who find themselves stranded within the tunnel.

  4. “Our staff reached at 3 am. They’ve began the rescue operations. We hope for the perfect and are doing our greatest. We’re utilizing the newest and the perfect of the equiment. The terrain is so rugged and the temp reached as much as sub zero (circumstances). In such circumstances, it’s diffcult to conduct rescue operations. However our staff is doing its finest,” NDRF commandant Praveen Kumar Tiwary informed NDTV on the telephone.

  5. An early survey of the injury attributable to the glacier break and flood to the Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower plant reveals the dam has been “completely washed off”, Indian Air Force sources said on Sunday. The dam is positioned on the confluence of Dhauliganga and Rishiganga rivers, round 280 km east of state capital Dehradun.

  6. The bridges that had been washed away related slender roads within the hills with the 13 villages. Officers stated preparations are being made to airdrop meals packets to the villages.

  7. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawa, who visited Chamoli district on Sunday, has introduced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh every to the households of those that misplaced their lives within the catastrophe. An additional Rs. 2 lakh will probably be given from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Reduction Fund, with Rs. 50,000 for these with critical accidents.

  8. “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everybody’s security.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Sunday. He stated he spoke with Mr Rawat and that he’s “continuously monitoring the state of affairs”. Dwelling Minister Amit Shah additionally tweeted; he stated the Modi authorities stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the individuals of Uttarakhand.

  9. The glacier catastrophe is a grim reminder of the monsoon floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, which killed 6,000 individuals and led to requires a overview of improvement tasks within the state, significantly in remoted areas like these across the Rishi Ganga dam.

  10. The elevated tempo of improvement within the area has additionally heightened fears about fallout from deforestation and different environmental troubles.