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Uttarakhand glacier burst February 8 highlights: Death toll rises to 26, hunt continues for survivors as rescue operations intensify

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Uttarakhand glacier burst February 8 highlights: Death toll rises to 26, hunt continues for survivors as rescue operations intensify

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Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least ten people dead and 143 missing who are feared dead. The sudden flood in the middle of the day in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga — triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation in the high mountain areas.

Uttarakhand glacier burst February 8 highlights: Death toll rises to 26, hunt continues for survivors as rescue operations intensify
  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: A toll-free no.1070 & WhatsApp no. 9454441036 has been established for people of Uttar Pradesh, reports ANI

  • Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat holds meeting on rescue efforts in Tapovan

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Over 30 people from Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri who worked at a hydro project in Uttrarakhand's Tapovan are missing after flash floods triggered by the breaking off a glacier caused extensive damage there. #PTI

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: The death toll rises to 24, reports ANI. The rescue operations are in full swing.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Going forward, scientific studies will be conducted to understand cycle of natural calamities in this natural disaster prone state and best practices to be adopted to minimise loss of life and property due to these calamities, PM Modi's message to Uttarakhand MPs: Sources

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: The government and all its institutions stand with Uttarakhand in this period of calamity. All help will be extended to minimise loss of life and aid in relief efforts, PM Modi's message to Uttarakhand MPs: Sources

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates:

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: "A bridge was washed away here yesterday. We are trying to restore road connectivity in the area. We have requested the state government to install a manual trolley here," says AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Shivalik BRO on relief operation at glacier burst affected Raini village, Joshimath.

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  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: "A bridge was washed away here yesterday. We are trying to restore road connectivity in the area. We have requested the state government to install a manual trolley here," says AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Shivalik BRO on relief operation at glacier burst affected Raini village, Joshimath.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Machines are now clearing the heavy slush inside the tunnel in Chamoli. The recce party was unable to move beyond 100 meters inside the tunnel due to the slush.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: A joint team of NDRF, SDRF & Army is conducting a rescue operation. The team has reached the 130-metre mark in Tapovan tunnel, it may take 2-3 hrs to reach the T-point. Efforts are underway to safely rescue those who are stuck in the tunnel, says CM TS Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates:  One of the persons rescued from the Tapovan tunnel yesterday narrates the incident. "We were inside the tunnel when someone shouted 'move out'. Before we could leave, water entered the tunnel at high speed and we got stuck. We held the tunnel crown until the water level subsided. We had lost hope but ITBP saved us."

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: CM TS Rawat tweets, "I am leaving for Joshimath and will be spending a night there. Tomorrow I plan to visit the affected areas and will also meet people. Our relief and rescue operations are continuing in full swing and we are doing our best to save lives."

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat arrives at Joshimath to review relief and rescue operations following glacier burst.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat conducts a review meeting on disaster relief operation following glacier burst in Chamoli. He releases Rs 20 crore from State Disaster Response Fund for relief and rescue operation.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah interact with Uttarakhand MPs and discuss relief efforts and future course of action over Uttarakhand glacier disaster.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in constant touch with us since the tragedy struck and has assured all possible help for Uttarakhand, says CM Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Ration kits are being provided by the Uttarakhand government to those displaced from their homes, says CM Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Breaking of glacier seems to have caused Chamoli tragedy. Experts from DRDO, ISRO and other agencies are being roped in, says CM Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Comprehensive analysis is being undertaken to find reasons behind the incident and build plans to avert future tragedy, says CM Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Preliminary estimates show around 200 people missing, while bodies of around 11 people have been found, says CM TS Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: The economic loss is to be ascertained in due course, priority now is to save lives and rehabilitate displaced people, says Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat says he is himself monitoring relief work. The Centre, many states have offered help too.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: The Jharkhand government issues helpline numbers for people of Jharkhand who are stranded at Chamoli, Uttarakhand due to glacier burst: State government

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: Aerial view of the devastation site in Chamoli, Uttarakhand from the helicopter deployed for distribution of relief material.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: ITBP personnel provide support to the villages that have been cut off due to the flash floods in Chamoli.

  • Uttarakhand glacier burst LIVE updates: A joint team of ITBP, Army, SDRF and NDRF has entered the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli for recce, says ITBP.

Uttarakhand glacier burst highlights:
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least ten people dead and 143 missing who are feared dead. The sudden flood in the middle of the day in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga — triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation in the high mountain areas.

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