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DehradunOne hour ago
The glacier broke in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district between 10 am and 11 am on Sunday. This inundated the Rishiganga valley. The water carried many villages through the valleys. There has been a huge loss of life and property, which remains to be assessed. May be known by Monday.
A similar catastrophe occurred in Kedarnath on 16 June 2013, nearly seven and a half years ago. After that it is the second biggest tragedy in the state. See this deluge in photos and videos …
ITBP pulled out a person safely from the tunnel of the power plant at Tapovan.
Oxygen was given to the people evicted from the first tunnel of Tapovan.
Photo of Tapovan Tunnel. So far 16 people have been evacuated from this tunnel.
ITBP personnel preparing for rescue in tunnel
Army personnel searching for people inside the tunnel. Here the debris is filled to the inside.
Junk debris around the tunnel is being removed.
Many people are buried in soil at this place in Tapavan. The work of evacuating people is going on here.
The debris was frozen on vehicles and machines parked in the power plant after the water was removed.
In Tapovan, the local people distributed relief material.
Alert in UP too
DMs have been instructed to monitor the situation in several districts of Uttar Pradesh like Bijnor, Kannauj, Fatehgarh, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Mirzapur, Garhmukteshwar, Ghazipur and Varanasi. In Bijnor, Bulandshahar, the police sent home the farmers working in the fields along the Ganges.
Landslide conditions on the mountains
Damage to power project in Tapovan
Bridges also washed away with water
You have seen three videos of the accident here, go to the top of the news to watch the fourth video.
Action will be taken on spreading rumors
Chamoli Police has appealed to the people not to make rumors, misleading videos or messages about loss of life and property due to the disaster go viral on social media. Police is monitoring social media. Strict action will be taken against those who do so.
4 major natural disasters of 30 years in Uttarakhand