New Delhi, February 7 Indian officials said on the 7th that a glacier rupture in Uttarakhand, northern India, had killed at least seven people, and 125 people are still missing.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Lavat confirmed on the same day that the bodies of seven victims had been found at the scene of the disaster, and 125 people are still missing, and the death toll is expected to rise.
He said that the Uttarakhand government has activated the disaster response mechanism to issue disaster alerts and take emergency relief measures to the relevant areas. He also called on people not to spread rumors on social media.
On the same day, Indian Cabinet Secretary Gao Ba presided over the meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee in the capital New Delhi to coordinate relevant relief efforts.
A spokesman for the Indian Ministry of Interior said that the National Disaster Relief Emergency Response Force has sent four rescue teams and about 200 rescue personnel, and the military has sent planes, helicopters and naval frogmen to the disaster area.
According to Indian media reports, rescuers successfully rescued 16 trapped people in a tunnel.
Rescue work is still in progress, but with nightfall, rescue has become more and more difficult.
A glacier fracture occurred in the Jemoli area of North Akhand Pradesh in northern India on the morning of the 7th.
After the broken glacier fell into the Taoliginga River, causing the river to break the bank and cause flooding.
The floodwater washed away a hydropower station and part of the houses on the bank of the river, and about 150 workers who were working on the hydropower station disappeared.