Uttarakhand tragedy: Scientists depart for Joshimath for surveillance, reconnaissance after glacier burst

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A crew of Scientists of DRDO-SASE leaves for Joshimath space for surveillance and reconnaissance, within the wake of a Glacier burst within the higher riches of the Himalayas, in Dehradun.

A crew of scientists, flown to Dehradun after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand, left for Joshimath space on Monday for surveillance and reconnaissance. The scientists, belonging to the Snow and Avalanche Research Institution (SASE) of the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), had been flown to the Uttarakhand capital on Sunday evening.

“A crew of scientists of DRDO-SASE, flown in final evening to Dehradun, is leaving for Joshimath space for surveillance and reconnaissance,” a Dwelling Ministry spokesperson mentioned on Monday.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge within the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving not less than 10 folks useless and 143 others lacking.

The sudden flood in the midst of the day within the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga — triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation within the excessive mountain areas.

Two energy initiatives – NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel venture and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Venture – had been extensively broken with scores of labourers trapped in tunnels because the waters got here speeding in.

Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar mentioned 153 folks had been lacking from the 2 hydel initiatives at Raini and Tapovan out of which 10 our bodies have been recovered whereas 143 are nonetheless lacking.

“The efforts are focussed for the time being on rescuing 30-35 folks trapped in a 250-metre-long tunnel at Tapovan,” he mentioned.

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