More than 200 missing after glacier collapse triggers floods along Dhauliganga River in India

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IslamNews – hree people were killed and more than 200 were believed to be missing after a flash flood in a river valley in northern India.

The flood damaged the Rishiganga hydroelectric station near Raini village in Uttarakhand state, as well as a partially built plant on the Dhauliganga River near Tapovan, police said.

Ashok Kumar, the state police chief of Uttrakhand, said that more than 200 workers were missing.

“The waters have been controlled in a dam. There is no danger downstream but we are taking precautions,” he said. Both the dammaged sites belong to the Indian state power utility company, NTPC.

The Indo-Tibetan Police Force said that three bodies were recovered near the NTPC Tapovan project, and at least 12 workers who were trapped in a tunnel at the site had been rescued.

Source: N World