Glacier breaks in Chamoli, nearly 300 rescued so far -Krishn Kaushik

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published Published on Apr 24, 2021   modified Modified on Apr 24, 2021

-The Indian Express

The rescue work was going on till late on Friday night “to locate the remainder persons still stuck under snow or stranded at work sites since late evening”.

After a glacier near Niti Valley in Uttarakhand broke off Friday, rescue operations by the Army managed to rescue nearly 300 people who were working at a Border Roads Organisation camp in the area till late in the evening. The rescue work will begin again on early Saturday, as bad weather conditions forced restricted the operations.

Sources mentioned that the operations continued to find people in batches.

A BRO Camp “came under avalanche conditions during heavy snowfall in Sumna area of Joshimath Sector in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand” on Friday, an official said. As the rescue operations began around 55 persons “could be mustered at first count, blizzard conditions kept rescue operation at bay till late evening”.

The official mentioned that in a night rescue operation “undertaken by the Army, another 150 GREF persons stuck in the BRO Camp have been rescued and brought to safety”. General Reserve Engineer Force works under BRO.

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The Indian Express, 24 April, 2021,

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