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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) workers engaged in building a valley bridge over the Rishi Ganga River at Raini village of the disaster-hit Chamoli district

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat offers prayers during his visit to the city to review the preparedness for Kumbh 2021, in Haridwar.

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BRO personnel construct a bridge over Rishi Ganga River in the disaster-hit Chamoli district.

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Search for missing people continues in the disaster-hit areas of Tapovan, in Chamoli district.

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BRO personnel construct a bridge over Rishi Ganga River in the disaster-hit Chamoli district.

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Search for missing people continues in the disaster-hit areas of Raini and Tapovan, in Chamoli district.

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Rescue and restoration work underway at Tapovan tunnel, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district.

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Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviews the National Highway projects of the state.

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NDRF personnel during their ongoing rescue operations at Tapovan Tunnel in flash flood-hit Chamoli district.

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DG ITBP S S Deswal alongwith senior officials reviews rescue and restoration work at Tapovan and Raini area, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Tapovan area, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Tapovan area, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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An earthmover removes debris near the Tapovan hydel project, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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People watch the rescue and restoration work at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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An Indo-Tibetan Border Police team with officials from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) reached Murenda, where a natural lake has been formed after the recent floods, in Chamoli in Uttarakhand.

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Rescuers continue to search for missing persons in Tapovan area, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Workers wade through accumalated water during rescue operations inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue and restoration work continues at damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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District Magistrate Swati S Bhadoria inspects the rescue operation being carried out in the disaster-hit Rani village, in Chamoli district.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood on Feb. 7, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A view of damaged Tapovan barrage, weeks after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Volunteers prepare food for rescuers and those affected by flash floods triggered by a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath, at Badagaon in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A man walks on the bridge, built by army engineers near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district.

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The washed away Tapovan hydel power project plant after Feb. 7 glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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BRO workers engaged in building a valley bridge at Raini village, after Feb. 7 glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Restoration works underway at Rishi Ganga power project following the Feb 7 glacier burst that triggered a massive flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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BRO personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, a week after the glacier burst at Joshimath which triggered a massive flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Residents walk on the bridge, built by army engineers near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district.

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A man walks on the bridge, built by army engineers near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district.

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SDRF personnel during a rescue operation in an area affected by the recent flash floods triggered by a glacier burst, in Chamoli district.

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Water level Alarming system instilled by SDRF at Raini village near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district.

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Manish Rawat, 24, along with his wife Laxmi and his daughter Aarohi, pose for photographs near their eatery 'Achanak Dhaba', in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath, at Jumma village in Chamoli district. Rawat, who lives with his family in the high-altitude Jumma village--said to be the last along the India-China border, said he has supplies left for five more days and is running short of medicines. Rawat's is the only family that live in the village for 12 months, but due to a broken bridge all the civilans are being transported to a safer place.

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Villagers cross a river in an aerial cableway, a week after glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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ITBP personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, a week after glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Army personnel build a bridge near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district.

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NDRF personnel carry the mortal remains of a flash flood victim near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered the flood in Chamoli district.

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A man walks on bridge, built by army engineers near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district.

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A man walks on bridge, built by army engineers near Raini village, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district.

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ITBP personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A dog walks near the damaged Tapovan tunnel as army personnel carry out rescue and restoration work, in the aftermath of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Joshimath that triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district. As per locals, since the disaster on Feb. 7, the dog has been whining day and night and hasnt left the site, searching and waiting for her three puppies, who are most likely buried in the debris.

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Ration and essential items being carried by ITBP personnel to Suki, Lata and Bhalgaun villages, which are cut off due to the flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Ration and essential items being distributed by ITBP personnel to Suki, Lata and Bhalgaun villages, which are cut off due to the flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Locals assisting in rescue and restoration work rest at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue and restoration work at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Locals assisting in rescue and restoration work rest at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue and restoration work at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, after a glacier burst on Feb. 7 in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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BRO workers work for construction of a bridge connecting Mallari with Raini village, in flood hit Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A relative stands near the mortal remains of Rishi Ganga hydro power project GM, Basharat Zargar, who died after a glacier burst in Joshimath triggered a flash flood, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods on Feb. 7 washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Lella Devi, who is six months pregnant shows medicines after receiving relief material from authorities, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Family members of Jay Kishan, a worker with flood-ravaged Tapovan- Vishnugad hydel power project of Uttarakhand, who has been missing since Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath, at their residence in Mirzapur.

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Aerial view shows washed away Tapovan hydel power project plant after Sunday's glacier burst, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Army personnel build a cable car bridge to transport villagers to their home, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Flood-ravaged Tapovan project in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Flood-affected villagers of Bhalla gaon after receiving relief material from authorities, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Flood affected people being transported by a chopper during rescue operations in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A helicoper being used for transportation of men, material & heavy loads towards rescue operations in flood-hit Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Flood-affected villagers of Bhalla gaon after receiving relief material from authorities, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Washed away Tapovan project in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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A helicoper being used for transportation of men, material & heavy loads towards rescue operations in flood-hit Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Flood-affected villagers of Bhalla gaon after receiving relief material from authorities, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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A helicoper being used for transportation of men, material & heavy loads towards rescue operations in flood-hit Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Flash floods due to a glacier burst on Feb. 7 at Joshimath have washed away Tapovan hydel project and claimed over 30 lives with several persons still missing.

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Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya visits the damaged Tapovan hydel project tunnel to take the stock of the situation, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Rescue operations are still underway in Chamoli district where flash floods in the Alaknanda river system caused widespread destruction on Sunday.

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A shoe lies in the debris near the Tapovan hydel project tunnel, following Sunday's glacier burst at Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue team members during search and rescue operation near the damaged Tapovan hydel project tunnel, following Sunday's glacier burst at Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Residents look on from the terrace of a building after search and rescue operation near Raini village was halted due to surge in water levels of Rishiganga river, in the aftermath of Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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An earthmover removes debris near the Tapovan hydel project tunnel, following Sunday's glacier burst at Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue teams stand near the Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue at Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel carry out search and rescue operation near the damaged Tapovan hydel project tunnel, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel carry out search and rescue operation near the damaged Tapovan hydel project tunnel, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A local villager on contract, carrying out rescue and restoration work near Raini village, looks on at the damage caused by Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Local villagers on contract carry out rescue and restoration work near Raini village, Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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An IIT technician flies a drone to survey and map the damage near Raini village, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Debris of the damaged Rishiganga Power Plant near Raini village, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Log sheets of a power plant lie over the debris near Raini village, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A local villager on contract carries out rescue and restoration work near Raini village, after Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration works at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration works at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue and restoration works being carried out, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations being carried out at Tapovan barrage, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath which caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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This photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows the under-construction Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower plant project in Tapovan, northern state of Uttarakhand. Hundreds of rescue workers were scouring muck-filled ravines and valleys in northern India on Tuesday looking for survivors after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off, unleashing a devastating flood that has left at least 31 people dead and 165 missing.

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Rescue operations continue at Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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ITBP and other agencies cut the loose ends of pipes and wires inside the Tapovan Tunnel as rescue operation continues, in Chamoli district.

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Volunteers prepare food for rescuers and affected people at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF carries out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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NDRF carries out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A view of Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Border Road Organization (BRO) personnel carry out rescue and restoration work at Raini village, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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Rescue operations continue inside the Tapovan Tunnel, following the Sunday's glacier burst in Joshimath causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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A relative of a missing person looks at the remains of Tapovan Hydro-Electric Power Dam that was swept away after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off sending a devastating flood downriver in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand.

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