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Uttarakhand floods live updates: About 25-35 people are trapped inside a tunnel, and the operation to rescue them is underway

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Uttarakhand glacier burst
Rescue operations underway at Tapovan Tunnel, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand | PTI photo
floods LIVE updates: At least 203 people are missing while 18 bodies have been recovered so far after a flash flood inundated a power project at Raini village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district of on Sunday. About 25-35 people are trapped inside a tunnel, and the operation to rescue them is underway.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations. The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 400,000 each to the kin of those who lost their lives.

The sudden flood in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers -- all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga -- triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation in the high mountain areas. Two power projects NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project were extensively damaged with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels as the waters came rushing in.



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