At least 14 people have been confirmed dead and 170 are still missing in the tragedy-hit district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand following flash floods that resulted due to bursting of a glacier. 

The bursting of the glacier resulted in devastating flash floods. 

Meanwhile, multi-agency rescue operations resumed early Monday morning. 

SDRF began their rescue operation at the tunnel near Tapovan Dam in Chamoli. 

Meanwhile, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has also intensified its rescue operations. 

“We’ve intensified search operation at the 2nd tunnel. We’ve information that around 30 people are trapped there. Around 300 ITBP jawans are deployed to clear the tunnel. Local administration says that around 170 people are missing, informed ITBP. 

“ITBP rescued 12 people from a tunnel yesterday, these 30 are trapped in a different tunnel. Rescue operation is underway in different areas. More teams will be sent there if it is required, we are focussing on rescuing people from the tunnel first,” the ITBP added. 

Meanwhile, the Chamoli Police has informed that a total of 15 people have been rescued and 14 bodies have been recovered from different places so far. 

“The operation to rescue the people trapped in a tunnel is underway. Efforts are on to clear the tunnel with the help of JCB machine. A total of 15 people have been rescued and 14 bodies have been recovered from different places so far,” Chamoli Police said. 

“No need to spread panic. The glacier burst yesterday, boulders and debris followed which washed away the Raini power project causing a massive impact on Tapovan. All of this happened yesterday. 32 people from first and 121 people are missing from the 2nd project,” said Uttarakhand DGP. 

The Indian Air Force has also joined in the rescue and relief operations. 

“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. 


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