Uttarakhand Glacial Burst: UN extends help to India

Uttarakhand Glacial Burst: UN extends help to India
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Uttarakhand, on Sunday, recorded heavy floods triggered by glacial burst in Tapovan area of Chamoli district. The water level in the Dhauliganga river suddenly rose due to an avalanche near the Rishiganga Power Project at Raini village.

UN extends help to India after flood in Uttarakhad

The United Nations has released a statement on Sunday and extended help to India after the floods.

“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the reported loss of life and dozens missing following the glacier burst and subsequent flooding in Uttarakhand state, India, on Sunday. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of India,” said a statement by Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

“The United Nations stands ready to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts if necessary,” it further read.

The statement has been released at a time when Uttarakhand in India has recorded massive flood following a glacial burst.

Glacial burst in Uttarakhand

On Sunday, Uttarakhand recorded sudden flood in Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. This has led to widespread panic and heavy damage in high scale mountain areas.

At least 10 people have died and several are still missing after the incident, reported ANI.

Most of the missing persons are reportedly workers of two NTPC power project — Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project — which faced the flood fury and were swept away in the gushing waters.

What did PM Modi share?

Taking to his official Twitter handle, PM Modi extended his concern and support towards the people of Uttarakhand.

“While in Assam, PM Narendra Modi reviewed situation in Uttarakhand. He spoke to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat & other top officials. He took stock of rescue & relief work underway. Authorities are working to provide all possible support to affected,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.

Several Indian ministers as well as celebrities have extended their prayers to the people of affected areas.

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