Massive Glacial Outbreak in Chamoli, Uttarakhand


On Sunday morning a massive glacial burst took place in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Moreover, leading to Mysore flooding and avalanche along the Alaknanda and Dhauli Ganga rivers. The Glacier broke in the Dhauli Ganga valley of the Joshimath area.

Rescue operation in Joshimath of Uttarakhand.
Rescue operation in Tapovan Vishnugad Power plant.

The Chamoli police informed that the Rishi Ganga power project damaged in the Tapovan area. Due to the flood-damaged houses near the Rishi Ganga power project, the emergency evacuations of thousands have been ordered.
Due to cloudburst and breaching of a reservoir, the flooding nearby destroyed many livelihoods. Hundreds of ITBP personal rushed for the rescue of people due to natural calamities.

“Some water bodies flooded and destroyed many river bank-side houses due to cloudburst or breaching of the reservoir. Casualties are feared and hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue,”

-ITBP officials.

According to reports, five NDRF trams and two ITBP teams deployed to carry out search and rescue operations. Along with around 200 SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) deployed for the rescue.


Administration Respond to the Glacial Outbreak :

In response to the current disaster situation Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Uttarakhand Chief Minister assured that the administration is taking steps to deal with the situation.

Uttarakhand CM in a conversation with the locals

“A disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police, and disaster management departments have been directed to deal with the situation. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Government is taking all necessary steps.”  -Trivendra Singh Rawat

Although Srinagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh district of Uttarakhand under red alert. But they are not affected by natural calamity till now. Not affected by the natural calamity till now.

For the help of local citizens, the helpline number also issued by the CM. Along with this, he requested not to spend rumours to the citizens in his tweet.

“If you are stuck in the affected area, if you need any kind of help, please contact 1070 or 9557444486. Please do not spread rumours,” the CM said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister Of India also tweeted regarding the current disaster that happened in Uttarakhand.



Kritika Agarwal

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