Saturday, June 19, 2021

High alert in Uttar Pradesh after glacier breaks off in neighbouring Uttarakhand

The Uttar Pradesh authorities are on high alert after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in neighbouring Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. The state government has asked the authorities to continuously monitor the water level of river Ganga.

The glacier burst has caused a flash flood in the Dhauli Ganga river in Uttarakhand. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal told news agency

In a disaster alert issued here on Sunday to all the district magistrates in UP, the Relief Commissioner said in a statement, “Report of the breaking of a part of Nandadevi Glacier in Uttarakhand has been received. The districts on the Ganga river (banks) need to be on a high alert and the monitoring of water level needs to be done 24×7. If required, the people need to be evacuated.”

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