ISRO mentioned it was not glacier burst in Chamoli: CM Rawat


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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday mentioned that as per the staff of the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) there was no glacier burst in Chamoli however fairly it was the results of a sudden slide of snow accrued on high of the mountain.

Rawat was at a gathering attended by senior officers of the state authorities together with a staff of the armed forces and ITBP which has been engaged in rescue operations since Sunday, apart from the staff from ISRO.

Chatting with mediapersons, Rawat mentioned, “I had a gathering with the officers together with the staff of armed forces, ITBP and scientists of ISRO. What ISRO informed us is that two to a few days in the past there was heavy snowfall after which it slid from a set off level…as lakhs of metric tonnes of snow slid off on account of which this catastrophe occurred.”

When categorically requested if ISRO had certainly said that it was not a glacier burst, the Chief Minister mentioned, “The staff of ISRO as per their report mentioned that it was not a glacier burst. And it’s also not an avalanche-prone space.”

“We mentioned all these factors, they confirmed us the photographs additionally by which the whole lot is obvious, the mountains are utterly clear. After which one thing triggers the occasion. And from there part of the mountain slid down that led to the tragedy,” Rawat added.

Rescue and reduction work within the disaster-hit areas of Chamoli district gathered tempo on Monday as a multi-agency operation continued in an effort to save lots of 25 to 35 individuals trapped inside a tunnel of the Tapovan-Vishnugaud venture that was blocked by the Sunday morning deluge.

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