IMD says 'no rainfall' likely on February 7, 8 over affected areas in Uttarakhand
The glacier burst led to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river
As per news agency PTI's report, officials said three bodies have been recovered so far
IMD, however, said light rainfall is expected in northern parts of Chamoli district on February 9 and 10
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Additional Director-General Anand Sharma on Sunday said that no adverse weather events are expected over Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath in Uttarakhand on February 7 and 8. These areas were hit by a major glacier breach.
"No snowfall/rainfall is likely on February 7-8," the IMD said in its special weather advisory for the state.
However, light rainfall/snowfall is likely in the northern parts of the Chamoli district on February 9-10, the advisory added.
Over 150 labourers working at a power project in Tapovan-Reni are feared dead, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesperson said after a part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Chamoli Sunday.
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.
Officials said three bodies have been recovered so far and a massive relief and rescue operation is underway.