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Uttarakhand flood | All you need to know about the tragedy

A flood occurred in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district after a glacial burst caused an avalanche. At least 7 people have died, while 170 were still missing. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and other agencies are carrying out rescue operations on a war footing in the affected areas. Here's all you need to know about the tragedy.

February 07, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST
At least seven people have died and 170 people have gone missing in the flash flood triggered by a glacial burst in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on February 7. (PC-News18)
Confirming the number of deaths in the flash floods in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, State CM said that five locals, including shepherds with their 180 sheep and goats, were swept away in the flash flood. He said 125 people are estimated to be missing, however, the number could be much higher. (Image: News18)
(Image: News18)
The Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers in Himalayas is referred to the cluster of seven glaciers, where country second-highest mountain Kanchenjunga lies. (Image: News18)
(Image: News18)
The Dhauli Ganga river, one of the tributaries of the holy Ganga river, passes through the places like Joshimath and Karnaprayag. It later merges into Alaknanda. (Image: News18)
(Image: News18)
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