The glacier has washed away near Joshimath in Uttarakhand, causing damage to the sage Ganga Tapovan hydroelectric project, causing heavy damage. Teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rushed to the spot to start the rescue operations.
Officials said a huge avalanche occurred around 300 km from Dehradun in Chamoli district, causing a major avalanche and a flood on the Rishi Ganga river on Sunday morning.
The authorities have launched a search and rescue operation amid fears of casualties and an alert has been sounded in all the districts adjoining Haridwar.
After the incident, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat canceled all his programs of the day to monitor the situation. As soon as the incident was reported, the teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) reached the spot and started rescue operations.
SDRF spokesman Pravin Alok said, “The incident occurred around 10.30 am on Sunday when a glacier burst near Tapovan created a flood situation.
“The local SDRF was informed at around 11 am, after which three teams with around 30 men rushed to the spot to launch a rescue operation. The avalanche has brought a huge amount of water and debris to the river. The damage has not been detected., ”He said.
Speaking to local resident of Srinagar Mr. Rameshwar Rawat, He says alerts has been issued to srinagar resident and SDRF is helping people to vacating from the flood prone area.