ITBP, SDRF remove obstacles from artificial lake in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli

The excavation work was carried out from 11.10 pm to 2.30 am on Wednesday night; water is being pumped out of the tunnel, and excavation up to 180 meters is complete as of now

Chamoli, February 25

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, along with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel, on Thursday removed trees and boulders from the artificial lake formed after the flash flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.

According to the ITBP sources, the flow of the water is not very high and water is discharging smoothly.

The excavation work was carried out from 11.10 pm to 2.30 am on Wednesday night at Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli. Water is being pumped out of the tunnel, and excavation up to 180 meters is complete as of now.

The death count in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident has reached 70 after two more bodies were recovered from the debris, according to the state government on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the search and rescue operation for 134 missing people is under way.

A glacier burst earlier in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, which led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. ANI

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