New Delhi: A glacier on Friday burst near Uttarakhand’s Joshimath on the India-China border, Colonel Manish Kapil, Commander, Border Road Task Force said. According to the initial reports, the incident took place due to continuous snowfall in the area. Senior officials of the Border Road Organisation are trying to establish contact with the workers who were involved in road construction activities.Also Read - Planning A Trip To Northern Mountains? IMD Issues Orange Alerts THESE States. Deets Here
The water level in the Rishi Ganga river has reportedly risen by two feet. However, there has been no information of any untoward incident so far. Also Read - Uttarakhand: Over 10,000 Stranded At Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway After Portion Of Road Collapses
The Uttarakhand government issued an alert after the breakdown of a glacier in Sumna area of Niti Valley. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said he has alerted the local administration and was in constant touch with the district administration and BRO. Also Read - Hemkund Sahib Yatra 2022: Only 5000 Devotees Per Day to be Allowed This Year. Latest Guidelines Here
“Glacier breakdown has been reported in Sumna, Neeti Valley. I have released alert in this regard. I am in constant touch with the district administration and BRO,” Rawat tweeted.