Articles about Chamoli disaster
11 Jun 2021
Massive rock and ice avalanche caused the Chamoli disaster: Study
The February 7 disaster in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, that resulted in over 200 dead or missing, was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million cubic meters of rock and glacier ice from the nearby Ronti Peak, according to a study by an international team of researchers.
24 Apr 2021
Eight reported dead in avalanche in Uttarakhand's Chamoli District
An avalanche occurred in an area close to the Niti Valley near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Friday.
23 Mar 2021
130 people still missing in Uttarakhand glacial burst: Government
As many as 130 people continue to be missing following the February 7 glacial burst in Uttarakhand, which claimed 74 lives, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
23 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand: Opening of lake widened to prevent another tragedy
A 30-member team on Monday managed to widen the opening of a lake, formed upstream of the Rishi Ganga river in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, by 15 feet to avert a repeat of the February 7 incident.
17 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand disaster: Sludge, water entered lungs of those who died
Chamoli Chief Medical Officer GS Rana revealed on Tuesday that all those who died in the Uttarakhand glacial disaster suffered serious bodily injuries, with sludge and water also entering their lungs.
13 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand flood: Lake formed as stream joining Rishiganga gets blocked
The debris brought by the avalanche in Uttarakhand earlier this week has blocked a stream that joins the Rishiganga river forming a temporary lake which if breached can cause further damage.
10 Feb 2021
Collapse of rock mass may have caused Uttarakhand flash floods
Initial observations by scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) suggest that a rock mass weakened over a period of time due to freezing and thawing of snow and led to the creation of a weak zone, triggering its collapse.
09 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue operations continue
The death toll in the Uttarakhand flash flood has risen to 31 as five more dead bodies were recovered, authorities said on Tuesday.
09 Feb 2021
Adityanath asks officials to trace missing people in Uttarakhand floods
In a high-level meeting convened at his official residence on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to initiate effective action in collaboration with the Uttarakhand Government to trace missing people of the state in the Uttarakhand floods, the official spokesperson said.
08 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police
Over a day since a sudden glacier burst caused the Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand to flood, 26 dead bodies have been recovered, authorities said.
08 Feb 2021
UN stands to contribute to ongoing rescue efforts in Uttarakhand
The United Nations stands ready to contribute to the ongoing rescue and assistance efforts in Uttarakhand if necessary, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
08 Feb 2021
Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy
It was a tranquil morning in Raini village until the residents were jolted at around 10 am on Sunday by the sight of huge torrents of water and sludge in the Rishiganga river hurtling toward them. Many are feared to have swept away in the sudden floods.