The avalanche in Chamoli district, the dam of the hydro project on Rishiganga flooding of Ganga and its tributaries. A red alert has been issued from Chamoli to Haridwar in the state. About 170 people are feared missing in this accident.
ITBP personnel have rescued persons on stretchers to the nearest road; 16 people who were trapped in a tunnel near Tapovan in Chamoli were rescued earlier today.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the rescue and relief work is the priority of the government, working in full capacity, in the disaster that occurred in Raini in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. According to the Chief Minister, at least 170 people are reported missing in the Chamoli disaster. Seven bodies have been recovered. Damage assessment is ongoing, while the cause is also being ascertained. At the same time, he has announced to give four lakh rupees to the family of the deceased in the disaster.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that sudden water and debris were reported in Rishi Ganga near Reni village in Niti Valley. There are two hydropower projects here and both have suffered damage. A project of about 13 MW employed 35–36 people. Nearly 176 workers were employed in NTPC’s hydroelectric project under construction five kilometres from the same project, their record has disappeared.
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