Uttarakhand glacier disaster | See Pics

New Delhi: Following the glacier burst which led to heavy flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers, boulders and debris washed away the Raini power project causing a massive impact on Tapovan due to which 32 people from first and 121 people are missing from the second project, said Uttarakhand Director-General of Police (DGP) on Monday.

Meanwhile, the rescue operation is underway at Joshimath in Chamoli where a flash flood, triggered due to glacier burst, occurred yesterday.

The bigger tunnel has been cleared till 70-80 m. Debris blocked it, it is being cleared with the help of a JCB. It is around 180 m long and around 30-40 workers are trapped since yesterday.

Meanwhile, a canine squad has also been deployed to carry out search operations near the Tapovan dam.

On the other hand, aerial rescue and relief missions have resumed with Mi-17 and ALH helicopters flying from Dehradun to Joshimath with disaster relief teams on board, said the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Tapovan Hydro-Electric Power Dam, also known as Rishi Ganga Project was completely washed off following a glacier burst in the Chamoli, said the Indian Air Force’s initial report as Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) deployed at Joshimath has undertaken recce of affected areas.

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