Uttarakhand govt issues alert after glacier reportedly breaks in Sumna area of Niti Valley

Uttarakhand govt issues alert after glacier reportedly breaks in Sumna area of Niti Valley

The Uttarakhand government issued an alert late Friday night after the breakdown of a glacier in the 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.

“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.

He further said the district administration has been instructed to get complete information about the case. In NTPC and other projects, orders have been given to stop work at night so that no untoward incident occurs, he said.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials, who were on their way to the spot, said that no contact has so far been established with the area due to heavy snowfall.

The state had witnessed another glacial burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District just two months ago, leading to massive flooding in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers.

This is a developing story. More details awaited.

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