India ranks high in the threat list not so much because of the physical setup but because of 'a huge number of people downstream'.
Reports of 205 missing people have been registered at the Joshimath police station, a media bulletin said.
On Monday, NTPC has speed up the procedure to pay compensation to the families of workers who died in the Tapovan tragedy.
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Sonographic equipment from the Indian Navy are being used to measure how much water is contained in the lake to measure the risks in downstream areas
The bodies were recovered this morning from the Adit tunnel at the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad project site.
The incident occurred in an area close to the Niti valley near the Indo-China border on Friday evening, officials said.
Nine bodies have so far been recovered from the tunnel at Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site pushing the death toll to 54
The Chamoli carnage is a repeat reminder of perils springing from man’s attempts to alter the natural flow of things in a fragile land
Rescuers are now aiming to set up a 'life-saving system', possibly to pump oxygen into the blocked tunnel.
Around 30 people are trapped for over four days inside the Tavopan tunnel.
A glacier burst at Joshimath on Sunday triggered an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that wreaked havoc and washed away hydroelectric...
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