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Huge Flood As Uttarakhand Glacier Breaks, 10 Dead, 170 Missing: 10 Points


Uttarakhand Glacier: The floods occurred after a glacier break close to Joshimath

Chamoli, Uttarakhand:
Seven folks had been killed and 170 are nonetheless lacking, and feared lifeless, after a glacier break at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district triggered large flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday. Many villages had been evacuated as floods swept away 5 bridges, broken houses and the close by NTPC energy plant, whereas washing away a small hydro energy undertaking close to Rishiganga. Nationwide and state catastrophe response groups have been deployed, as have groups from the ITBP. The Military despatched six columns and the Navy seven diving groups. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everybody’s security.”

Listed here are the highest 10 factors on this huge story:

  1. 170 folks – 148 employed on the NTPC plant and 22 at Rishiganga – are nonetheless lacking and presumed lifeless. Twelve people trapped in an under-construction tunnel have been rescued by an ITBP workforce. Round thirty others are trapped in a second tunnel, reportedly round 2.5 km lengthy, and the ITBP will work by means of the evening to avoid wasting them, spokesperson Vivek Pandey, stated.

  2. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has introduced Rs 4 lakh compensation for the family of those killed. An additional Rs 2 lakh compensation can be given from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund, with Rs 50,000 for these with severe accidents. Mr Rawat, who stated seven our bodies had been discovered at a building web site, additionally stated a workforce of scientific specialists would examine the precise reason behind the catastrophe.

  3. Earlier Mr Rawat stated groups from the police, the Military and ITBP, in addition to the NDRF and SDRF, had been “doing their greatest to avoid wasting the lives of the employees at websites affected by the catastrophe”. “We’re doing our best to lessen the damage brought on by the catastrophe,” he stated.

  4. Prime Minister Modi tweeted to say he had spoken to Mr Rawat, and stated: “Am consistently monitoring the unlucky state of affairs… India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everybody’s security there.” Residence Minister Amit Shah additionally tweeted; he stated the Modi authorities stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the folks of Uttarakhand.

  5. Medical groups have additionally been rushed to affected websites. A 30-bed hospital was readied at Joshimath and hospitals in Srinagar, Rishikesh, Jollygrant and Dehradun are on standby.

  6. The NCMC (Nationwide Disaster Administration Committee) met late Sunday night and stated data from the Central Water Fee (CWC) indicated there was no hazard of downstream flooding at this level, and that the rise in water ranges had been contained. There’s additionally no risk to the neighbouring villages, the NCMC stated after it met.

  7. 5 NDRF groups had been mobilised at first. By Sunday night three extra had been deployed, with 5 tonnes of reduction gear, from Ghaziabad’s Hindon Air Drive base. Groups are additionally being airlifted from Dehradun to Joshimath. Two ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) groups and several other SDRF groups have additionally been mobilised.

  8. The Army has sent six columns, each with 100 soldiers. Two Cheetah helicopters and three Mi-17 choppers are additionally working. The Military is utilizing C-130 and An32 transport plane to airlift NDRF personnel. Two medical groups with ambulances and an engineering process power with earth-moving gear have been deployed. Seven Navy diving groups are on standby.

  9. Videos and images showed the large burst of water tearing by means of a slender valley beneath the ability plant, leaving roads and bridges destroyed in its wake. Authorities emptied two dams in a bid to cease the flood waters from reaching Rishikesh and Haridwar, the place folks had been barred from going close to the Ganga riverbanks.

  10. Huge flash floods and landslides hit Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath in June 2013 after a multi-day cloudburst. Over 5,700 folks had been killed in one of many nation’s worst pure disasters because the 2004 tsunami. The floods additionally broken elements of the well-known Kedarnath temple, which is positioned 3,581 metres above sea stage.

The Uttarakhand authorities has made the next helplines for the Catastrophe Operations Heart out there to these caught in affected areas or in want of any assist: 1070 or 9557444486

With enter from AFP, ANI, PTI

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