Two bodies found this morning from the escape tunnel are suspected to be casualties. Overnight excavation has resulted in debris mostly said Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP.
Six days ago, on Sunday, February 7th, a piece of a Himalayan glacier fell into the rushing river and triggered a massive flood in Chamoli. The floodwaters burst open a dam and an overflowing of water surged through the valley. The avalanche struck at about 11 am, destroying the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project Dam.
Police, troops, doctors and assistants, paramilitaries, and military helicopters, teams have been sent to the region to help with rescue efforts. Teams are working extremely hard around the clock in the rescue efforts.
There is outpouring concern from the world for Chamoli.
French Space Agency @CNES has imaged the #Chamoli disaster.
Scientists including @sgascoin @EtienneBerthie2 have researched the images.
They concluded that a massive rockslope failure released rock & ice that created a devastating flood in the Rishiganga river valley.
— Siddharth Zarabi (@szarabi) February 11, 2021
Today, Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP says, “Teams have been working through the night and the overnight excavation has resulted in further debris. Teams have dug in up to 130 meters inside. They are intensifying their excavation process to reach the next tunnel as fast as possible.”
Uttarakhand Government informs that there are a total of 40 bodies recovered, and 164 people missing so far.