There was a massive disaster that happened in Uttrakhand yesterday. 14 people have died in this disaster and 160 people are still missing after a piece of Himalayan glacier tear down into a river. This disaster has happened in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on 7th February, Sunday. It’s assuming that the persons’ who are missing in this disaster are might be workers of two hydropower plants in the area. Paramilitaries, hundred of troops, military helicopters, five columns and the six navy diving teams have been consigned for the rescue to the region.
Triggering a landslide and a flood in the Alaknanda river system swept away hydroelectric stations and four bridges, the rupture glacier also washed away roads. The floodwaters rupture a dam and a flood of water rushed across a valley in the state. The authorities have shifted the villages to safe places. Experts are inspecting the incident but it is not clear what might be the reason for the glaciers burst. According to Uttarakhand police, an avalanche fell down and destroyed a dam of the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project and power project downstream in the Tapovan area.
Aside from the landscape and the low temperature, mud and detritus in a tunnel is creating a major problem for the rescures. Around 40 peoples are ensnared in tunnel, and the rescue team worked throughout the night to rescue them.In the morning the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) evacuation the detritus and slush at the tunnel near Tapovan dam in Chamoli district. 15 people who were stucked in an under construction tunel were rescued by an Indo-Tibetan Border Police team. The SDRF team had to wait for the level of a river to lower so that they can start their rescue operations for the people who are still stucked inside the tunnel.
The bridges that swept away connected narrow roads in the hills with the 15 villages. Officials informed that food packeges will going to provide through the airdrop. Many tweets are posted on social media, PM Narendra Modi tweeted “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety” and he is constantly monitoring the situation. Home Minister tweeted “the Modi government stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Uttarakhand.”
This disasters recalls the memory of 2013 Uttrakhand disasters in which hundreds of people lost their lifes many peoples are still missing. Many celebtrities are providing the help by donating the money. Rishabh Pant the Indian cricketer has donated his match fees for Uttrakhand disaster.Uttrakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawa, announced a compensation of Rupees 5 Lakh each to families of all those who had lost their family members in the catastrophe. An extra Rupees 1 lakh will be provided from the Prime Minister’s national Relief Fund with Rupees 60 K for those who are serious wounded.