February 8 that Ashok Kumar, the police director of Uttarakhand in northern India, said on the 8th that the death toll caused by glacier rupture has risen to 26.
Kumar said on social media that as of 20.00 local time on the 8th, rescuers had found the remains of 26 victims from the disaster site, and 171 people are still missing, dozens of whom are trapped in the tunnel.
According to the local disaster management department, 27 people have been rescued so far.
It is reported that a joint rescue team composed of national and local disaster relief emergency units, police, army, etc.
is operating overnight to search for and rescue people trapped in the tunnel.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Lavat held a meeting on the same day to coordinate the relief work and decided to allocate 200 million rupees (about 2.74 million US dollars) from the disaster relief emergency fund for the rescue operation.
A glacier fracture occurred in the Jamoli region of the Uttarakhand Pradesh on the morning of the 7th. A
fter the broken glacier fell into the Tauliganga River, the river burst and caused flooding.
The floods washed away two hydropower stations and some houses on the bank of the river, and about 150 workers working on the hydropower station and some local villagers disappeared.