Sunday, February 07, 2021

50 People Feared Dead In Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster, 3 Bodies Recovered - Police Sources - UrduPoint - video

 Fifty people are feared dead as a result of the breaking of Nanda Devi glacier in India's northern state of Uttarakhand, sources in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) told Sputnik on Sunday.

According to the sources, the victims were trapped in a tunnel at the Rishi Ganga power project site when the glacier struck.

Three bodies have been recovered so far, the sources added.


  1. More than 150 people are feared missing in India's northern state of Uttarakhand after a part of Nanda Devi glacier broke off due to a massive flood on Sunday morning, national media reported.

    According to the PTI news agency, citing the State Disaster Response Force, these people may have been directly affected while working at the Rishi Ganga power project site.

  2. More than 100 people were reported missing after a glacier broke off and caused a flood that damaged a power plant in northern India. The military was deployed to look for survivors.

    Between 100 and 150 people are feared dead, the chief secretary of the northern Uttarakhand State, OM Prakash, told ANI news agency. Indian media cited officials that said hundreds more may be stranded.

    A glacier broke off in the Chamoli district, causing a massive flood in the Dhauliganga River and damaging a nearby power plant. Seven bodies have been recovered so far. Rescuers also managed to save 16 people trapped in a tunnel.


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