Uttarakhand glacier burst: Death toll rises to 30 , operation underway to rescue 35 people trapped in tunnel.
Reports of 30 people were confirmed dead and nearly 200 more still missing after a huge chunk of a Himalayan glacier in northern India’s Uttarakhand state broke off and fell into a river.
Relief & rescue operations in full swing in disaster hit areas of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand, the relief and rescue operations are on in full swing in disaster hit areas. The number of missing people has also gone up to 203 after many people are also reported to be missing from nearby areas. Twenty bodies have been recovered so far. This information was given by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to the media today. The State Government has released 20 crore rupees for relief and rescue operations.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reviewed disaster relief and rescue operations with senior officials in Dehradun. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Energy Minister R.K. Singh visited the disaster-hit areas to assess the situation.
Ration and relief supplies are being transported by helicopters to villages cut off from connectivity. The Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officers of the State Government, Disaster Management and Police, Army and ITBP officials in the Secretariat to review the relief and rescue operations in Joshimath area. He directed the officers that adequate food items should be available in the area.
All the necessary materials should be available on time to the personnel engaged in relief and rescue operations. The Chief Minister also directed the officers that a survey of sensitive places should be done from time to time. SDRF teams should also be deployed near sensitive locations.
Director of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun Dr. Prakash Chauhan informed that the possibility of disaster is being suspected due to fresh snow ejaculation.
This led to a rapid rise in the water level of the river. Now the situation is normal. One thousand ration packets and other materials have been sent for immediate relief.
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