Avalanche triggers flood in Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand, riverside houses destroyed

Chamoli: Tapovan area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand witnessed massive flood as water level in Dhauliganga river rose following an avalanche near a power project at Raini village.

The flooding has destroyed many riverside houses. The ITBP personnel have rushed to rescue people due to sudden gushing of water from Dhauliganga river.

Chamoli district magistrate has directed officials to evacuate people living near the banks of Dhauliganga river. The district magistrate and the superintendent of police are present on the spot to oversee the relief and rescue operation in the area.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the district administration, police and disaster management departments are directed to deal with the situation.

Rawat advised the people not to pay any heed to rumours and added that his government is taking all necessary steps to mitigate the situation.