DEHRADUN: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) post between Malari and Sumna regions along the Indo-China border in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand witnessed an avalanche triggered by a glacier burst on Friday evening.
Vivek Pandey, spokesperson, ITBP, said, “Although the exact details will come by Saturday morning, we can confirm that no damage was done to the ITBP post and the men posted there. The whole region has been witnessing heavy snowfall since (Friday) morning. The area is covered in almost four-to-five feet snow cover.”
Meanwhile, there were unconfirmed reports that water in the Rishiganga river in Chamoli rose by a couple of feet following the incident. Jagdish Singh from the National Thermal Power Corporation control room at Tapovan said, “The water level started increasing due to rainfall in the upstream areas of Chamoli. The rise is not an outcome of the glacier burst incident.” On February 7 this year, flash floods in the Rishiganga and Alaknanda rivershad lead to massive loss of life and property. Almost 80 people had died and 124 others are still missing.