According to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police paramilitary spokesman, Vivek Pandey, citing the Associated Press, 140 workers at two hydroelectric power plants were missing due to the avalanche and water floods. Another 16 workers were to be stranded at the construction site near Daliganga Power Station.
The tragedy occurred as a result of the collapse of a part of the Nanda Devi glacier in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The break released a large wave of water as well Avalanche Mud and stones that smashed the dam on the river and destroyed everything in its path. Homes in the area have been damaged, according to Indian government spokesman Ravi Bjarya.
Photos shared by residents show how water breaks off part of the dam. “The water level in the Alakananda River is now more than a meter above normal, but the flow is receding,” Prime Minister Trivindra Singh Rawat said on Twitter.
The government said the air force was ready to assist in the rescue operation India. Home Minister Amit Shah announced that special disaster recovery teams have already been flown in to assist in search and rescue operations.
The authorities of neighboring Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, have also provided service in the riverside areas on high alert.
located in Himalayas The state of Uttarakhand is prone to floods and landslides. In June 2013, record rainfall caused devastating floods that claimed nearly 6,000 lives. Human beings. The disaster was later called the “Himalayan Tsunami” by the media due to the streams of water that were flowing through the mountainous area, causing collapses of mud and rocks and destroying homes, roads and bridges.
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