homephotos Newsindia News

In pics | Uttarakhand tragedy: Over 30 dead; rescuers continue search for survivors

In pics | Uttarakhand tragedy: Over 30 dead; rescuers continue search for survivors

In pics | Uttarakhand tragedy: Over 30 dead; rescuers continue search for survivors
Profile image

By CNBC-TV18 Feb 9, 2021 6:43:01 PM IST (Updated)

Switch to Slide Show
Slide Show

SUMMARY

Rescue workers continue to scour muck-filled ravines and valleys to look for survivors two days after a glacier burst followed by flash floods left over 165 missing and claimed over 31 lives in Uttarakhand.

CNBCTV18
Image count1 / 7

Rescue workers continued to scour muck-filled ravines and valleys in their pursuit to look for survivors two days after a glacier burst followed by flash floods left over 165 missing and claimed over 31 lives. (Image: Reuters)

CNBCTV18
Image count2 / 7

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that a landslide triggered the snow avalanche leading to the tragic incident. (Image: Reuters)

CNBCTV18
Image count3 / 7

One of the rescue efforts is focused on a tunnel at Tapovan-Vishnugad project where more than three dozen workers have been out of contact since the flood occurred on Sunday. Rescuers are using machine excavators and shovels to clear sludge from the tunnel in an attempt to reach the workers whose chances for survival look slim. (Image: AP)

CNBCTV18
Image count4 / 7

The disaster was set off when part of a glacier on Nanda Devi mountain snapped off on Sunday morning. Scientists have gone to the site to investigate what caused the break and the flash floods — possibly an avalanche or a release of accumulated water. (Image: Reuters)

CNBCTV18
Image count5 / 7

More than 2,000 members of the military and paramilitary groups and police are taking part in search-and-rescue operations. (Image: AP)

CNBCTV18
Image count6 / 7

Experts say climate change may be to blame since warming temperatures are shrinking glaciers and making them unstable worldwide. (Image: AP)

CNBCTV18
Image count7 / 7

The ecologically sensitive Himalayan region is prone to flash floods and landslides. Back in 2013, over 6,000 people were killed in floods which were triggered by the heaviest monsoon rains in decades in the region. (Image: AP)

Check out our in-depth Market Coverage, Business News & get real-time Stock Market Updates on CNBC-TV18. Also, Watch our channels CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar Live on-the-go!
arrow down

Top Budget Opinions

    Most Read

    Market Movers

    View All
    Top GainersTop Losers
    CurrencyCommodities
    CompanyPriceChng%Chng