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Uttarakhand glacier outbreak: Indian army rescues 291 people in Neeti Valley | India News


CHAMOLI: One day after a glacier explosion incident occurred in Sumna, Neeti Valley, near the India-China border in the Chamoli district, Indian army He reported on Saturday that 291 people have been rescued so far, adding that rescue operations are continuing.
“So far 291 people have been rescued. Rescue operations are still ongoing,” said the Indian. army in a series of tweets.
In another tweet, he reported: “A BRO (Border Roads Organization) camp suffered an avalanche on the afternoon of April 23 during heavy snowfall in the Sumna area of ​​the Joshimath sector in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. 55 people from BRO could be gathered at the beginning count, blizzard conditions kept rescue operations in Bay until late at night. ”

In addition, it stated that another 150 members of the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) trapped in Camp BRO were rescued and brought to safety during the rescue operation that the Army carried out overnight.
Rescue operations are still underway to search for people who remain trapped under the snow or stranded at workplaces since night. So far two bodies have been recovered.
Mountaineering rescue teams and air efforts are prepared for future rescue operations, the Indian army said.
Uttarakhand Prime Minister Tirath Singh take care of yourself He said he has been in constant contact with the district administration after the glacier burst incident took place in Sumna, Neeti Valley, near the India-China border in Chamoli district.
“A glacier outbreak has been reported in Sumna, Niti Valley. I have posted an alert about it. I am in constant contact with the district administration and BRO,” Rawat said in a Hindi tweet on Friday night.

“The district administration has been ordered to obtain full information on the incident. NTPC and other projects, orders have been given to stop work at night so that no adverse incident occurs, “he added.
The Prime Minister of Uttarakhand further said Union interior minister Amit shah it has taken immediate knowledge of the information on the glacier outbreak and has assured full aid to the state government, in addition to instructing the ITBP to be alert.
“I express my sincere gratitude to Interior Minister Amit Shah on behalf of my people for his willingness and sensitivity,” he added.
At around 4 p.m. on April 23, 2021, an avalanche struck a spot about 4 km ahead of Sumna on the Sumna – Rimkhim road in Uttarakhand. This is on the Joshimath – Malari- Girthidobla – Sumna-Rimkhim axis.
A BRO detachment and two labor camps have been nearby for road construction work along this axis. An Army camp is located 3 km from Sumna (approximately 1 km before the BRO Sumna detachment).
The area continues to experience heavy rain and snow that it has been witnessing for the past five days.
Access to the road has been cut off in four or five places due to multiple landslides. Joshimath’s Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) teams have been working to clear the area on the Bhapkund to Sumna route since last night. It is expected that another six to eight hours will be needed to clear this entire axis.
In February, a glacier breach incident occurred at Joshimath in the Chamoli district, causing massive flooding in the Dhauli Ganga River and causing large-scale devastation. More than 50 bodies were recovered and hundreds were declared missing.

Times of India