Reports of 205 missing people have been registered at the Joshimath police station, a media bulletin said.
Six bodies were recovered from the Tapovan power project tunnel, six from Raini upstream and one from the riverbank in Rudraprayag, taking the confirmed death toll in the Uttarakhand disaster to 51.
Three days after the rescue operations in the Tapovan area, NTPC authorities said the labourers were trapped in another silt filtration tunnel located 12 metres below Intake Adit.
The Chamoli disaster of February 2021 once again shows that there are multiple ways in which hydropower projects tend to act as force multipliers in disasters.
The missing people include those working at NTPC’s 480 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad project and the 13.2 MW Rishiganga Hydel Project and villagers whose homes nearby were washed away.
A team of NTPC, THDC and SJVNL officials will visit the project site to ascertain the causes behind the damage in the Avalanche
Sniffer dogs and heavy mechanical equipment, including bulldozers and JCBs, were also deployed.
GLOF is a sudden release of a massive amount of water which is held in a glacial lake.
The natural calamity refreshed the memories of the deadly Uttarakhand Floods in 2013 which devastated the state and killed more than five thousand people.
The glacier burst triggered massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga River and caused large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of Himalayas.
An avalanche was reported in Uttarakhand’s Raini village in Tapovan area on Sunday.
Rescue teams are conducting search operations for those missing, reports said
The injured soldiers were rushed to a hospital.
Army patrol was operating at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet in Southern Siachen Glacier when it was hit by the avalanche.
Avalanches and landslides are common at the glacier during the winters and temperatures can drop to as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.
Nitin Rana and five other jawans of the 7 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles were buried under the avalanche at Shipki La near the Sino-India border on February 20.
The search and rescue operations are being closely monitored by the Headquarters Western Command.
Five missing Army jawans still remain untraced since an avalanche that occured on Wednesday near Shipki La along the India-China border in Himachal Pradesh.
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