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Glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, govt issues alert, no untoward incident reported

The glacier burst took place near the India-China border in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. No untoward incident has been reported so far.


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Dilip Singh Rathore
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April 23, 2021
UPDATED: April 23, 2021 23:37 IST



The glacier burst was reportedly triggered following heavy snowfall in the area. (Image for representational purpose only)

Aglacier burst has been reported near the India-China border in Sumna village of Uttarakhand's Chamoli Garhwal district. However, no loss of life or damage has been reported so far.
The glacier burst reportedly took place due to heavy snowfall in the region. Senior officials of the Border Road Organisation (BRO) are trying to establish contact with workers who were involved in road-construction activities in the area.
Army sources say the glacier burst took place near the post of 8 battalion ITBP between Malari and Sumna village near the BRO office. The Central Army Command is carrying out rescue operations.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Colonel Manish Kapil, Commander, Border Road Task Force (BRTF) said, "A glacier has burst near Uttarakhand's Joshimath on India-China border."

Uttarakhand govt issues alert
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government has issued an alert following news of the glacier burst.
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat tweeted, "I have received news about a glacier burst in the Sumna village in Niti Valley. I have issued an alert, and I am in regular touch with the BRTO and district administration."

In another tweet, Rawat said the district administration has been asked to get details of the incident. "We have issued instructions to stop work at NTPC and other hydroelectric plants at night in order to avert any untoward incident."

Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar in a tweet said information about the glacier burst is being collected.
"We are trying to gather information whether any loss of life has occurred in the glacier burst. Due to bad weather in the region, we are unable to know the exact situation. Teams have been sent to take stock of the situation. The ITBP personnel deployed in the area are safe," the DGP said.

Water level rises in Rishi Ganga river
Sources in the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said water level in the Rishi Ganga river has risen by two feet. They said there is no information of any untoward incident so far.
The sources said heavy snowfall in the region in the past few days resulted in a glacier burst near Sumna and Malari villages. Local authorities are taking stock of the situation.
Earlier in February, a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off triggering devastating floods in the hill state.

At least 26 people were killed in the tragedy while over 150 were missing, most of them feared dead.
The glacier burst led to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and caused large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas.



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8 Killed, Over 350 Rescued So Far As Another Glacier Break Hits Uttarakhand's Niti Valley: What We Know

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Highlights
Sumna is around 40 km ahead of Raini village — towards the China border — in Tapovan area of Joshimath tehsil of Chamoli district. The Uttarakhand government had issued an alert late on Friday following reports that a glacier had broken off in the area near the India-China border in Chamoli district.Rescue operations are still in progress to search for the persons still trapped under snow or stranded at worksites since late evening.The Army and the State Disaster Response Force are currently conducting a search and rescue operation in the area that has witnessed massive destruction from the glacier burst and the subsequent avalanche. Multiple landslides have cut off road access at n


Eight bodies have been recovered and 384 people rescued by the Army today after a glacier broke triggering an avalanche close to the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand on Friday, officials said. Of those rescued, six are said to be critical and currently under medical treatment. Rescue operations are still in progress to search for the persons still trapped under snow or stranded at worksites since late evening.


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Rescue ops underway

The avalanche, which followed a glacier burst incident near the India-China border, hit a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) detachment and two labour camps in the area. The BRO was working on repairing a damaged road in the area.
Rescue operations were immediately launched by the Indian Army, officials said. The rescue teams from the Army camp, located just 3 km away, faced difficulty reaching the area due to road blockades in many places owing to the bad weather conditions.


The Army and the State Disaster Response Force are currently conducting a search and rescue operation in the area that has witnessed massive destruction from the glacier burst and the subsequent avalanche. Multiple landslides have cut off road access at neTeams of the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) from Joshimath are working to clear the roads from Bhapkund to Sumna since last evening, officials said. It is expected to take another six to eight hours to clear this complete axis, they added.


CM issues alert
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat today conducted an aerial survey of Niti Valley's Sumna area where a glacier burst on Friday. "The BRO is still at work but the connectivity is broken. Due to heavy snowfall, many roads are still blocked. However, no damage has been caused to the surrounding villages and cattle. Only roads have been damaged," Mr Rawat said after the aerial survey.
The Uttarakhand government had issued an alert late on Friday following reports that a glacier had broken off in the area near the India-China border in Chamoli district.

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The area has been experiencing heavy rain and snow for the last five days, the officials said, adding, the communication lines in the area have also been damaged. Sumna is around 40 km ahead of Raini village — towards the China border — in Tapovan area of Joshimath tehsil of Chamoli district.



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2 months after Tapovan tragedy
This comes only two months after massive flooding from a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district wreaked havoc in the Dhauli Ganga river and Joshimath, which is upstream on the Rishiganga river near Raini village in the same Niti Valley. Eighty bodies and 35 human body parts have been recovered so far from different places hit by the disaster, the control room said. While 48 bodies have been identified, 126 people are still missing, it said.



8 Killed, Over 350 Rescued So Far As Another Glacier Break Hits Uttarakhand's Niti Valley: What We Know
 

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Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases
Updated : April 29, 2021 01:16:53 IST

The four pilgrimage sites are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand.

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Amid a surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Uttarakhand government on Thursday suspended Char Dham yatra for this year. The yatra was scheduled to begin on May 14.
"The Uttarakhand government has suspended Char Dham Yatra this year in view of COVID-19 situation in the state. Only priests of the four temples will perform rituals and puja," Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said.
The four pilgrimage sites are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand.
Also, Uttarakhand had recorded the highest single-day spike of 6,054 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 1,68,616, while 108 deaths pushed the toll to 2,417. There are 45,383 active COVID-19 cases in the state, while 1,17,221 have recovered, a state health department bulletin.
There is no respite in COVID-19 cases in India as the country has reported 3,79,257 new coronavirus cases. The total number of cases rose to 1,83,76,524, according to Union Health Ministry. The number of active cases has surpassed the 30-lakh mark, the data updates at 8 am showed.


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Cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag
A cloudburst took place in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag on Monday.




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May 3, 2021
UPDATED: May 3, 2021 21:22 IST

Cloud burst in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag


A cloudburst was reported in Uttarakhand's Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag on Monday. (Photo: India Today/Praveen)

Acloudburst was reported in Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand on Monday.


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat soon spoke to the district magistrates of Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi and directed them to provide immediate relief and possible assistance to the affected people.
Taking to Twitter, Tirath Singh Rawat wrote in Hindi which loosely translated to English reads, "Both the District Magistrates have been asked to constantly monitor the situation. Orders have been given to the Public Works Department, NH and BRO that the roads which have been closed should be opened immediately so that the public doesn't face any problem."



This comes after a glacier burst took place near the India-China border in Sumna village of Uttarakhand's Chamoli Garhwal district on April 23.
At least 15 people died while three are still missing and efforts are on to locate them, Chamoli Disaster Management Officer N K Joshi had said.
The bodies were taken to Joshimath for a post-mortem. Eleven of the dead were identified, and they all were residents of Jharkhand.
Seven people injured in the incident are undergoing treatment. Five of them are receiving treatment at Joshimath Army Hospital while two were taken to Dehradun.

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Uttarakhand: Several houses, roads damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarkashi's Tehri and Rudraprayag
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| Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 0:03 [IST]

Dehradun, May 03: A cloudburst reported in Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand on Monday. However, no casualties has been reported so far. Police and relief team are at the spot


Uttarakhand: Several houses, roads damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarkashi



Several houses. roads damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarkashi, earlier today. Officials of local administration are at the spot. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat spoke to the district magistrates concerned and asked them to keep an eye on the situation.

He directed them to provide relief and the required financial assistance to the affected people.

The chief minister also asked Public Works Department (PWD), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials to immediately clear the blocked roads to ensure that the people in the affected areas do not face any inconvenience.

This comes after a glacier burst took place near the India-China border in Sumna village of Uttarakhand's Chamoli Garhwal district on April 23.

In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides. According to the state government, more than 5,700 people were presumed dead in the disaster. As bridges and roads were destroyed more than 3 lakh people were trapped in the valleys leading to the Char Dham pilgrimage sites.

 
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