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Uttarakhand: Over 300 personnel join Chamoli as rescue ops intensified

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel along with National Disaster Response Force and other sister agencies have been conducting search and rescue operations in Chamoli district

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More NDRF teams arrive at Joshimath after a glacier broke off causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district

The rescue operation in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli district has been intensified with over 300 personnel joining the task to search 146 missing people.

"More than 325 personnel comprising engineers, officers, geologists, scientists, security personnel from Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited (THDC), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Purvsanik Kalyan Limited (UPNL) and others are taking part in the rescue operation," ITBP said.

"Slurry Pump installed in GOC or Transfer Structure area of de-silting basin dewatering," ITBP added.

The death toll in the avalanche triggered by the bursting of a glacier in Chamoli has gone up to 58 as a total of 11 bodies are recovered from the Tapovan tunnel, whereas 146 people are still missing, said Police on Tuesday.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel along with Disaster Response Force and other sister agencies have been conducting search and rescue operations in Chamoli district.

Meanwhile, the Alaknanda River at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal is flowing at the normal level; no alert has been issued by the district administration in this regard, said the Police.

Uttarakhand Disaster Response Force has put an alarm system to detect the rise in the level of water and alerted about it, in Raini village of Chamoli district.

A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand last week led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.

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First Published: Tue, February 16 2021. 12:36 IST