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  • Massive flood hits Chamoli district following an avalanche; ITBP team rushed for rescue operation

    Published on February 7, 2021

    In Uttarakhand , a massive flood has been reported from  Chamoli district  where the water level in Dhauliganga river rose suddenly following an avalanche near Rishiganga Power Project at Raini village in Tapovan area of the district.

    The flooding due to avalanche has destroyed houses situated at the river bank side. Several people working at Rishi Ganga hydroelectric power project were reported missing soon after the incident. According to reports, a dam of the Tapovan power project was breached and is feared to have washed away.

    Teams of ITBP and SDRF personnel have rushed to the affected areas to rescue the villagers and locals. Meanwhile, the rivers in the region witnessed flash floods soon after the glacier broke. Following the glacier breach, a massive flood was witnessed in Dhauliganga near Reni village, where many riverbank side houses were flooded, Though the impact of the disaster may not be felt in Rishikesh and Haridwar, the towns have been put on vigilant.

    Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has reached Joshimath. Talking to reporters  Mr.Rawat said that the water level has receded and the Center is in constant touch with him and has assured all possible help in rescue operations.