The death toll from the collapse of a glacier in the Indian state of Uttarakhand has reached 62, police in Chamoli district, where the accident occurred, said.
According to the Indian Interior Ministry, the descending glacier on February 7 led to a rise in water levels in the Rishiganga River, which washed away the 13.2 MW hydropower plant of the same name. The flash flood also damaged the 520 MW hydropower plant under construction by NTPC (India’s largest power company) at Tapovan on the Dhauliganga River.
A glacier slide in the Himalayas, India.
The embassy received no information about Russians at the site of a glacier collapse in India
“Rescuers… found 62 bodies and 28 parts. Of these, 34 bodies have been identified,” police said.
A total of 142 people remain missing.
Rescuers continue to search for people missing from the Tapovan hydroelectric plant, where 30 to 35 people were in a technical tunnel during the flash flood. Also, 12 state Department of Emergency Response teams continues to search for bodies along rivers.
National and local rescuers, Indo-Tibetan police, and military personnel are participating in the search operation.