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Breaking: Glacier bursts in Uttarakhand; ITBP personnel start rescue operation

The glacier has burst at Reni village in the Joshimath area of Chamoli district. The outburst has caused massive flood in the Dhauliganga river in Reni village

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Breaking: Glacier bursts in Uttarakhand; ITBP personnel start rescue operation
A glacier in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district burst on Sunday

A glacier in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district reportedly burst on Sunday, February 7. The glacier has burst at Reni village in the Joshimath area of Chamoli district. The outburst has caused massive flood in the Dhauliganga river in Reni village.


Currently, ITBP personnel have been rushed to the disaster spot to rescue the village people. No casualty has been reported yet.

According to the ANI, people are being evacuated from the areas near Alaknanda. Besides, the flow of the Bhagirathi River has been stopped. The flow of water of Alaknanda, Srinagar, and Rishikesh Dam has also been emptied as a precautionary measure. The state disaster response fund (SDRF) is on alert. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has left for the disaster spot.

Besides, CM Rawat has issued helpline number--1070 or 9557444486 and also requested people not to spread rumours about the disaster by sharing older videos.

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The Chamoli police informed that the Rishiganga Power Project has been damaged due breach of a glacier in the Tapovan area. The district police have issued an advisory urging people, who are living on the banks of the Alaknanda river, to move to safe places at the earliest.

Navneet Sehgal, additional chief secretary of the information department has issued a high alert in all Uttarakhand's districts that are on the Ganga river. The minister has asked the disaster management agencies to monitor water levels.

(It's a breaking story. The story will be updated with more details.)

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