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Chilling video shows workers trapped during Chamoli glacier burst

Feb 11, 2021, 6:50 PM IST

On February 7, at about 10 AM, an avalanche occurred in the upper catchment of Rishiganga River, a tributary of Alaknanda River in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. 

The avalanche resulted in a sudden rise in the water level of Rishiganga River. 

A flash flood on account of rising of water levels in the river Rishiganga, washed away functional Rishiganga small hydro project of 13.2 MW. 

The flash flood also affected the under construction 520 MW NTPC Hydro Power Project downstream at Tapovan on the river Dhauli Ganga.

Asianet Newsable accessed chilling video footage that shows how a few workers were trapped in the avalanche, and are now feared dead. 

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