New Delhi: A total of sixteen workers were rescued on Sunday from a tunnel of Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project after they were trapped there due to flash floods triggered by a glacial burst in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. However, among them the reaction of one of the workers soon after he was pulled out of the tunnel by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel is going viral. Also Read - India's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout 'Rescued The World’: Top US Scientist
In the video sourced by ITBP, the rescue personnel can be heard sloganeering ‘Zor laga k Haisha’, ‘bahut badhiya’, ‘shabaash’, ‘jo bole so nihaal’ and ‘jai ho’ as they successfully pulled out the man from inside the tunnel. The video further shows the survivor coming out triumphantly with the help of the rescue personnel as he raised his hands in happiness and took a euphoric leap. Meanwhile, everyone around bursted into laughter seeing his reaction as the ITBP personnel patted his back in recognition of the grit and endurance displayed by him despite being hit by a disaster and being swamped with mud. Also Read - Pregnant Woman Shot Dead For Allegedly Refusing to Physical Relationship With Brother-in-law
“Apna bhai aa gaya (our brother is back),” said a local who works in the project area as another official summed up the mood in the disaster zone by saying “nayi zindagi mili (those rescued got a new life)”. Also Read - Meet Ramdas Bodke, the Man Who Survives on Eating Stones Every Day for Past 32 Years| Watch Viral Video
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The video of this rescue operation has earned lots of praises online, as netizens wrote comments like, “My head bows with respect for these ITBP personnel saving lives”, “Big salute to our man in uniform”, “These are the real life heroes of our country and on which we all Indians should be proud of” and more.
A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath on Sunday, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and bringing back memories of the 2013 deluge in the hill state. Over 150 labourers working at a power project in Tapovan-Reni, which was swept away completely, were feared dead, an Indo Tibetan Border Police spokesperson said while quoting the project-in charge.
In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides. According to the state government, more than 5,700 people were presumed dead in the disaster.
As bridges and roads were destroyed more than three lakh people were trapped in the valleys leading to the Char Dham pilgrimage sites.