Chamoli: Around 125 laborers are missing after the sudden flash flood caused by the breaking of a part of the glacier near Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, while 15 have been safely rescued. After the glacier burst (Uttarakhand Glacier Burst), a laborer evacuated from the tunnel has told Aapbati, whose video has been shared by Uttarakhand Police on Twitter.
The laborers who came out of the tunnel heard the tragedy. ITBP has been deployed in relief and rescue work after the floods in the rivers after the glacier burst in Chamoli. ITBP jawans are busy evacuating people trapped in narrow tunnels. After exiting the tunnel, a laborer told that the debris was filled up to the neck in the tunnel. The rescued person said, “The debris inside the tunnel was filled up to our neck, I myself have come out after holding a sariya.” When asked if there was no panic in the tunnel, he replied no.
राहत बचाव कार्य जारी, टनल में फंसे 12 कर्मियों को सुरक्षित रेस्क्यू किया गया है।#Chamoli #Uttarakhand #UttarakhandPolice @DDNewslive @ANI @aajtak @News18India @DIPR_UK @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/RPNSYeEFpI
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) February 7, 2021