A burst of glacier in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district is showing signs of devastation. Alaknanda and Dhauliganga are in spate. Kirti Nagar, Devprayag, Muni ki Reti areas have been put on alert in view of the rapid flow of water. Many houses are feared to have water flowing. Many videos of it are coming out, which are quite creepy.
#WATCH | A massive flood in Dhauliganga seen near Reni village, where some water bodies flooded and destroyed many river bankside houses due to cloudburst or breaching of reservoir. Casualties feared. Hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue: ITBP pic.twitter.com/c4vcoZztx1
– ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
Surroundings are being evacuated. People are being appealed to reach safe areas. Chamoli police has advised those living along the banks of the Alaknanda River to move to a safer place. The administration has started evacuating the houses of the people living on the river banks.
– Sanjay Mishra (@sanjayswadesh) February 7, 2021
According to media reports, alerts have been issued to many districts of the state. State CM Trivendra Singh Rawat is constantly monitoring the entire situation. He has tweeted that the district administration, police department and disaster management have been ordered to deal with this disaster. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumors. The government is taking all necessary steps.
This is scary. Prayers for Uttarakhand. Hope I hope pic.twitter.com/X0bDCUm2RM
– Neha Joshi (@The_NehaJoshi) February 7, 2021
It is being told that when this accident happened, a large number of laborers were working on the power projects of Rishiganga and Dhauliganga. Almost in this accident 150 people missing There is a possibility of happening. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is constantly monitoring this incident. They have left for the spot. At the same time, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has asked for a report on this entire matter.
– SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) February 7, 2021
According to the information received, the barrage of the 24 MW hydro project under construction in Rani village on Rishiganga river under Chamoli district was broken after eviction on Sunday (February 7, 2021). After this, the heavy flow of debris and water moved towards Dhauliganga.
Dam of Power Project breaks after Glacier in Joshimath broke & water level overflowed. Alert issued from Chamoli till Haridwar. Prayers for safety of people 🙏🙏 #Chamoli #Uttarakhand #Dhauliganga pic.twitter.com/37JZ3pwkVp
– sanki for nature 🌳 (@sankifornature) February 7, 2021
As a result, the barrage of 520 MW power project under construction on Dhauliganga River at Tapovan, about 10 km from Raini, was also destroyed. Things got worse after this. There are reports of large number of laborers working on both projects.
– Vijaya Rahatkar (@VijayaRahatkar) February 7, 2021
According to the ITBP, “Dhauliganga near Reni village has witnessed terrible floods where water bodies have been flooded due to cloudburst or reservoir breakdown and many houses along the river have been destroyed. The number of casualties is expected to increase. Hundreds of ITBP personnel have left for rescue. ”