Uttarakhand govt to probe Chamoli glacier burst incident

Uttarakhand Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj on Monday said that the state government will create a department to investigate the cause of the glacier burst incident in Chamoli and monitoring of the glaciers through satellite. “All angles (related to the Chamoli glacier burst) should be investigated. We will form a department in our ministry to monitor and […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 8 bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel so far

As many as 8 bodies have been recovered from Chamoli’s Tapovan tunnel in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Deputy Commandant Aditya Pratap Singh on Monday. “A total of 8 bodies have been recovered from here (Tapovan tunnel) so far. Operation is still underway. NDRF is working 24/7. A total of […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 53 bodies recovered so far as rescue operation continues

A total of 53 bodies have been recovered so far in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident. The rescue operation is still underway at the Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district. “A total of 53 bodies recovered so far; rescue operation underway at Tapovan Tunnel in Joshimath, Chamoli,” said the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Monday. PK Tiwari, Commandant of National […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Rescue operation underway at tunnel in Joshimath

Following the glacial burst and flash floods, the rescue operation is still underway on Saturday at the tunnel in Joshimath of Chamoli district. A joint team of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other teams are carrying out the operation. A total of 38 bodies […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Rescue operations continue for sixth day at Tapovan tunnel

The rescue operations continued at Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli district on the sixth day following the glacier burst, informed the State Government on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, the rescue operation was temporarily halted following a rise in the level of water in the Rishiganga River. Around 30 people are feared trapped inside the tunnel. As many […]

DNA of bodies recovered in Uttarakhand glacier burst incident being preserved by state officials: DGP

Uttarakhand Director-General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Thursday informed that DNA samples of the bodies recovered after the glacier burst incident in Chamoli district are being preserved by the state officials. “We are preserving DNA samples of the recovered bodies. Out of total dead bodies recovered, we have so far identified 10 bodies. All […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Drilling operation inside Tapovan tunnel begins

The rescue teams on Thursday have started a drilling operation to peep into the ‘slush flushing tunnel’ 12 to 13 meters below the tunnel where these teams are presently taking out slush from the Tapovan tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) informed. In a series of tweets, ITBP informed […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Corpse of one UP worker recovered, 33 still missing

The body of one of the 34 workers from Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district who had gone missing in Uttarakhand’s Tapovan, was recovered, Nighasan Tehsildar Dharmendra Pandey said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters Pandey said, “Out of the missing 34 labourers, the body of one was recovered and handed over to his family after postmortem. The deceased has been identified as […]

Central, State agencies monitoring Uttarakhand glacier burst aftermath: Amit Shah

Respective agencies of the Centre and State are monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district where a glacier burst resulted in a massive avalanche and flashflood, Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. “All agencies of the Centre and State are monitoring the situation. A total of 450 jawans of […]

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Death toll rises to 28, operation underway to rescue 35 people trapped in tunnel

The death toll in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident has mounted to 28, said the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday. “About 35 people are stuck inside the tunnel, we are trying to drill and make way via rope to reach them. We have recovered two more corpses, total death count has reached 28 […]