Fourteen people have been killed and over 200 are still missing after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Tapovan area of Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, triggering massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday morning.
The flooding has forced the evacuation of thousands, and damaged both houses and the nearby Rishiganga and NTPC power projects.
This morning, Uttarakhand's State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) removed the debris and slush at the tunnel near Tapovan dam in Chamoli district as part of the rescue efforts. The SDRF members had to wait for the level of a river to lower, to begin rescue operations for the people who are stranded in the tunnel.
Here are the latest pics of the rescue operations:
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has also announced ₹ 4 lakh financial assistance for the family of those killed.
PM Modi also announced ₹ 2 lakh compensation to the family of those killed in the incident.
The Uttarakhand government has made the following helplines for the Disaster Operations Center available to those stuck in affected areas or in need of any help: 1070 or 9557444486.