Massive flood as glacier breaks off, 150 labourers missing

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A glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, causing a huge arrive the Dhauli Ganga river and endangering the lives of individuals living along its banks. Massive destruction is feared.

More than 150 labourers performing at the Rishi Ganga power project may are directly affected, said State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal.

“Representatives of the facility project have told me that they?are?not having the ability to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site,” she said.

“Though details are awaited, several districts, including Pauri, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Dehradun, are likely to be affected and are placed on high alert.”

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat appealed to people to not spread rumours through old flood videos. He said all districts concerned are alerted and other people are asked to not go near the Ganga. Rawat cancelled all his programmes scheduled for the day. he’s likely to go to Chamoli to require stock of things .

ITBP and NDRF teams rushed to flood-hit areas in Uttarakhand to undertake relief and rescue work, officials in New Delhi said