Death toll in India's glacier avalanche rises to 35

International Desk
11 February 2021, Thu
Published: 03:36

Death toll in India's glacier avalanche rises to 35

The death toll from the Uttarakhand glacier disaster rose to 35, the state government said on Thursday.

A multi-agency operation to rescue around 35 workers feared trapped inside a swamped tunnel at the Tapovan power project in Chamoli district is still on. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also issued a statement in Rajya Sabha on the avalanche in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district and said all concerned agencies of Centre and State are monitoring the situation. Members of Rajya Sabha also paid tribute to victims of the disaster.

In Lok Sabha, Shah said that Centre is monitoring the situation. “PM himself is monitoring it. Both the control rooms of the Home Ministry are monitoring the situation round the clock and the state is being provided with all the possible help,” he said.

The Uttar Pradesh govt has also sent a team of three ministers to Uttarakhand for better coordination with the state in carrying out relief works after the glacier disaster, according to reports