Huge flood after glacier break, 150 feared dead

Three bodies have been found ,several others are feared missing as the water level in Dhauliganga river of Uttarakhand rose suddenly after glacier break was reported near the Rishiganga power project. The incident was reported from Reni village in the Tapovan area of Chamoli district.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) DIG Ridhim Aggarwal informed that more than 150 labourers working at the power project may have been directly affected. “Representatives of the power project have told me that they are not being able 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 have been put on high alert.

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