Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster

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Uttarakhand: Opening of lake widened to prevent another tragedy

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.

Uttarakhand disaster: Sludge, water entered lungs of those who died

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.

Uttarakhand disaster: 12 more bodies recovered, 50 dead so far

15 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand disaster: 12 more bodies recovered, 50 dead so far

On Sunday, exactly a week after tragedy struck Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, 12 more bodies were recovered, taking the death toll to 50. Of the recovered bodies, 25 have been identified.

Uttarakhand flood: Lake formed as stream joining Rishiganga gets blocked

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.

Chamoli disaster: Quicken rescue operations, missing man's kin urge government

13 Feb 2021

Chamoli disaster: Quicken rescue operations, missing man's kin urge government

The family of a Jammu & Kashmir man, working with a private firm executing a power project on Alaknanda river in the Chamoli district and gone missing since the glacier burst, has appealed to the government to speed up the rescue operation and locate his body.

Collapse of rock mass may have caused Uttarakhand flash floods

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.

Days after Uttarakhand disaster, rescue personnel  enter Tapovan tunnel

10 Feb 2021

Days after Uttarakhand disaster, rescue personnel enter Tapovan tunnel

Late last night, nearly 60 hours after a flash flood shook Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, rescue teams managed to enter the 2.5-km-long Tapovan tunnel, where 25-35 people are still trapped.

Uttarakhand flood: Death toll climbs to 31; rescue operations continue

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.

Adityanath asks officials to trace missing people in Uttarakhand floods

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.

Uttarakhand floods: 26 bodies recovered, 171 still missing, says police

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.

UN stands to contribute to ongoing rescue efforts in Uttarakhand

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.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: A tranquil morning turned into tragedy

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.

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

08 Feb 2021

What triggered latest tragedy in Uttarakhand? Experts weigh in

On Sunday, Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, India's northern state wrapped by the Himalayas, was jolted by the sudden rise in water level.