Tag: Uttarakhand glacier burst

U’khand glacier burst: Two more bodies recovered from Tapovan site

Gopeshwar (U’khand), Feb 21:  Two more bodies were recovered from the flood ravaged Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site, taking the death toll in the calamity in Uttarakhand to 67 even as search operations continued there for the 15th day on Sunday. Three bodies had been recovered from the desilting […]

Himalayan rescuers recover more bodies as flash flood death toll rises to 50

LUCKNOW, India – Rescuers pulled out nine more bodies from the site of a flash flood in a Himalayan region of northern India on Sunday, a week after the disaster struck, bringing the death toll to 50 with more than 150 people still missing, officials said. The flash […]

Rescue teams battle on in Tapovan

Tapovan (U’khand), Feb 12: Rescue teams battled on against various odds for the sixth consecutive day on Friday to get to the over 30 people trapped inside the sludge-choked Tapovan tunnel amid fading hopes of their survival. Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar, in Dehradun, said sludge clearing and drilling operations […]

U’khand glacier disaster: Toll rises to 28; op to rescue those trapped in Tapovan tunnel on

Joshimath/ Dehradun, Feb 9: The death toll from the Uttarakhand glacier disaster rose to 28 with the recovery of two more bodies, even as a multi-agency operation to rescue around 30 workers feared trapped inside a swamped tunnel at the Tapovan power project in Chamoli district continued on Tuesday, […]

Factbox: What caused the deadly avalanche in the Indian Himalayas?

NEW DELHI – An estimated 200 people are missing and 18 are confirmed killed after an avalanche in India’s Himalayan region broke dams, swept away bridges, and left dozens of construction workers trapped in tunnels. Here are answers to some questions on the disaster: WHAT DO WE KNOW? […]

Toll climbs to 10 in Uttarakhand glacier burst, 143 still missing

Dehradun, Feb 8:  IAF teams left for the avalanche-hit areas of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district early on Monday to ramp up relief efforts, while rescuers pulled out three more bodies of the people missing in the glacier burst taking the toll to 10. Uttarakahnd DGP Ashok Kumar said 143 […]

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