Rescue operations halted at Tapovan tunnel after sudden rise in Rishi Ganga river’s stage

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ITBP personnel perform search and rescue operation close to the broken Tapovan hydel mission tunnel

The rescue operation in Tapovan of Chamoli district has been halted as water stage within the Rishi Ganga river has surged. In keeping with Chamoli police, the rescue officers have been alerted instantly and requested to go to higher peaks. Additionally, folks dwelling within the close by areas of the river have requested to be alert and to not panic.

In the meantime, the state authorities stated that demise toll has mounted 35 to and 204 individuals are lacking. 

After the digging and excavation works, jawans of the military, ITBP, NDRF and SDRF, who’re engaged within the rescue works, have managed to open a sizeable portion of the tunnel. However the presence of heavy silt contained in the tunnel has slowed down the rescue work. Round 35 individuals are feared trapped contained in the tunnel. Rescuers are additionally utilizing particular devices within the search to hurry up the rescue operation contained in the tunnel. Nevertheless, no contact has been established but with the trapped folks inside.

READ MORE: Rescuers race in opposition to time to find 35 trapped employees at Tapovan tunnel

 In keeping with ITBP, the rescue groups have began a drilling operation to peep into the ‘slush flushing tunnel’ 12 to 13 meters beneath the tunnel. The drilling operations began by rescue groups at 2 AM on Thursday to peep into the slush flushing tunnel 12 to 13 meters beneath.

The about 1,500-metre tunnel has turn out to be the focus of rescue operations within the catastrophe. The catastrophe was triggered after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier burst by its banks in Chamoli district on Sunday, resulting in an avalanche and a deluge that ripped by the Alaknanda river system within the higher reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas.

READ MORE: Uttarakhand catastrophe: ISRO satellite tv for pc photos present epicenter of glacier burst

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