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Uttarakhand Flood

UTTARAKHAND FLOOD NEWS

No nod for new projects in Upper Ganga: Prakash Javadekar

March 16, 2021 1:15 am

Javadekar’s comments come in the backdrop of a flash flood that hit the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in February, killing over 50 people and causing widespread damage to a hydropower project in the area.

Uttarakhand lake’s opening widened to reduce water levels

February 23, 2021 8:18 am

In a joint operation with the Air Force on Saturday, Navy divers had calculated the lake’s average depth to be around 8 metres, based on which it was estimated to have contained 50,000 cubic metres of water.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Nine found in tunnel died of suffocation due to drowning, says medical officer

February 16, 2021 8:09 am

During the postmortem of six bodies recovered from the tunnel a week after the flash flood, doctors have found water and mud inside the lungs and stomach of the deceased.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Fresh scare, officials say can’t give time frame on rescue

February 12, 2021 11:59 am

On Thursday, a fresh attempt to reach the trapped men by drilling into an underground tunnel, located 12 metres below the tunnel where the authorities had been looking, failed. Government officials and NTPC authorities revealed this at a joint press briefing on the situation.

Uttarakhand flash flood: NTPC counters state govt, says provided ‘all relevant inputs’ to rescue team officials

February 12, 2021 12:35 am

The company’s statement comes a day after Uttarakhand authorities said officials of the power utility had told rescue teams that the missing workers they were searching for were in a different location to where they had been digging.

Uttarakhand: Surge in water level of Dhauli Ganga, rescue work at Tapovan tunnel halted temporarily

February 11, 2021 3:29 pm

Security personnel at work inside the tunnel rushed out and heavy machines engaged in drilling through the debris and sludge inside were withdrawn.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Cop’s body washed up 110 km away, at ancestors’ ghat

February 11, 2021 6:59 am

Uttarakhand police chief spokesperson Nilesh Anand Bharney said the families of the deceased policemen will be compensated as per government rules.

Findings of initial probe: ‘Rock break-off, blockade led to flood, not glacial lake burst’

February 11, 2021 3:16 am

A five-member team from the Dehradun-based Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology made aerial surveys of the location on Tuesday and Wednesday, and had has collected samples of water, snow and debris from the area to make further investigations.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Rescue teams at NTPC plant change strategy after told it was wrong tunnel

February 11, 2021 3:12 am

The delay of three days because of incorrect information could prove to be a setback to hopes of finding survivors, said district authorities and rescue officials.

Uttarakhand flash flood — Outside the tunnel: ‘Those stuck inside are my friends and brothers’

February 11, 2021 3:07 am

Lack of reliable information, a rough terrain and long hours without any success aside, it is the hope they see in the eyes of the families of men who are believed to be stuck in a tunnel.