Eight days after flash flood wrecked Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, 54 our bodies have been recovered to date, authorities have knowledgeable. That leaves over 150 individuals nonetheless lacking going by the preliminary estimates. Numerous forces are nonetheless racing in opposition to time to save lots of attainable survivors. The glacier burst within the higher Himalayas that prompted the avalanche and deluge within the Dhauliganga-Alakananda river system washed away a hydroelectric station and 5 bridges, apart from severely damaging one other energy undertaking.
A multi-agency track-and-rescue effort, involving the state and nationwide catastrophe response groups, the armed forces, paramilitary, and police, has been on since then.
As much as 54 our bodies have been recovered to date, authorities have stated. “Rescue operations are nonetheless underway at Tapovan Tunnel in Joshimath, Chamoli,” the State Catastrophe Response Pressure has stated, in keeping with ANI.
Bringing the our bodies out of the tunnel is popping out to be a troublesome job, PK Tiwari, Commandant of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure, had informed ANI yesterday.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Patrol yesterday stated that some six our bodies have been recovered within the Raini locality yesterday. The Nationwide Thermal Energy Company’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel undertaking there had suffered heavy damages. The dam there had been utterly washed off.
River Alaknanda was flowing at regular ranges within the state over the weekend and no alert had been issued by the district administration on this regard, state police chief Ashok Kumar stated.
Scientists from the Geological Survey of India have stated, prima facie, the flash floods have been attributable to glacial calving on the highest altitude in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga space. The a whole bunch of energy initiatives and widening of roads could also be enjoying havoc with the ecologically fragile area which can be earthquake-prone, in keeping with specialists.
Drawing classes from the incident, a plantation drive was performed on Sunday on the Prowa Jagir watershed space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur by the Built-in Water Administration Programme to encourage plantation of timber and prevention of soil erosion, ANI reported.