A major tragedy which took place in Uttrakhand reported loss of hundred 100-150 people due to the flood. The tragedy was reported in Chamoli Uttarakhand after a glacier in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, caused a flood in Dhauli Ganga.
Damage due to breach of the Tapovan area glacier in Chamoli district was informed, on the Rishi Ganga Power Project, to the Chamoli police.
In the Alaknanda river, it is expected, water level might increase because the breaking of the glacier triggered an avalanche. The local police has requested the people to move to a safer place since the situation is very vulnerable at the moment.
Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand, Om Prakash, has said that it is feared that 100-150 casualties have occurred in the flash flood.
The ITBP, Indo Tibetan Border Police, said that some water bodies were flooded causing massive destruction to the river bank side houses after the flood was seen near Reni village.
ITBP personal rushed for a rescue operation and the officials are instructed by the Chamoli District Magistrate to evacuate people on the banks of the Dhauli Ganga river.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, has urged people to not pay attention to any sort of rumours and the government is taking all the necessary steps required for the rescue operation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation which took place in Uttarakhand and said that he has spoken to the top officials as well as the CM of Uttarakhand regarding the issue.
Authorities are on their way to support the locals. Three choppers have started the rescue operation in the flood affected areas.
The three choppers include two MI-17 and an ALH Dhruv Chopper of the Air force stationed in Dehradun.
If any more aircraft will be needed, the requirement will be fulfilled on the ground as soon as possible.
It was witnessed that Alaknanda river water flow was normal past Nandprayag. Although the water level of the river was 1 metre above normal, but the flow was decreasing.
The breach due to the glacier took one bridge down which was constructed by BRO and impacted the Rishi Ganga river. An airlift for three or four more teams has been organised from Delhi to Dehradun onwards to Joshimath.
The districts situated on the Ganga river were instructed to be under strong monitoring of the water levels and were placed on high alert after the breaking of a part of the NandaDevi Glacier took place in Uttarakhand.
Two teams of ITBP, three teams of NDRF rushed from Dehradun and three additional teams with the help of an IAS topper are expected to reach the place by evening. The SDRF and local administration teams were already present at the spot.
The Indian Army deployed there choppers and troops for a support in Uttarakhand and the Military Station near Rishikesh was actively involved in the rescue mission and operation with the help of local administration. The situation is continuously monitored by the Army headquarters.
The Army officials have said that over 6 columns, around 600 Indian Army personals, are moving towards the areas which are affected by the flood.