#GlacierBurst

4 days ago.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
The NTPC has been asked to redirect the course of Dhauli Ganga in order to prevent water from flowing into the Tapovan tunnel and causing the sludge-clearing operations to get stalled. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The glacier burst decimated the Rishi Ganga hydel project on February 7
  • While 67 people have lost their lives, 137 are still missing
  • The Tapovan project, though not destroyed, has been substantially damaged

16 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
The washed away Tapovan hydel power project plant after Feb. 7 glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Chamoli district was hit by a flash flood on February 7 after a glacier burst
  • Rescue operation is underway at NTPC's tunnel in Tapovan
  • Till now, 11 bodies have been recovered from the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli district

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had sent a team of three ministers to Uttarakhand for carrying out relief work. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A total of 23 people have been found alive from Uttar Pradesh
  • Of the 64 missing people, 30 are from Lakhimpur Kheri, followed by 10 from Saharanpur
  • A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier possibly burst through its banks in Chamoli district on February 7


13 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
Uttarakhand was hit by floods on February 7, 2021.(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The Uttarakhand flood is believed to have been caused by a landslide, an avalanche
  • A resident of Chamoli was saved from the flash floods by a tree on Sunday
  • The flood damaged the Rishiganga power project on Rishiganga River

10 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
ITBP personnel removing debris and searching for people trapped inside the Tapovan tunnel. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ITBP_official)

  • 200 people are still missing after an avalanche triggered landslide in Joshimath, Uttarakhand 
  • 450 jawans of ITBP, 5 teams of NDRF, 8 teams of Indian Army, a Navy team are engaged in rescue operation
  • Amul paid tribute to forces engaged in the rescue operation

9 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
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)

  • Around 30 workers trapped in a tunnel at the Tapovan power project in Chamoli
  • Workers are trapped in a 12-foot-high, 2.5-kilometre-long 'head race tunnel'
  • According to the latest data, around 175 people are missing after the disaster on Sunday

8 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Experts are trying to dig deeper to get clear answers for a glacier to have melted in the winter. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is investigating the disaster
  • The flood was not a glacial lake outburst flood or a cloud burst, said glaciologist Farooq Azam
  • Expert Anjal Prakash called the event a prima-facia result of climate change

8 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
There are nine villages beyond the Raini bridge which got swept away. (Photo credit: Representative image/Pixabay)

  • Workers were stuck in the tunnel for about seven hours, from around 10 am to 5 pm
  • The project GM immediately informed the local authorities who notified ITPB rescuers
  • The border force began air-dropping food packets on Monday

8 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
8 Feburary.Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India
A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Chamoli on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Scientists flown to Dehradun left for Joshimath area on Monday for surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Chamoli district triggering an avalanche that washed away hydroelectric stations
  • Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said 10 bodies have been recovered while 143 are still missing