Uttarakhand glacier burst death toll rises to 53; Rescue operations continue

Uttarakhand flash floods: The death toll in Uttarakhand Glacier burst incident has increased to 53 after rescuers found 12 more bodies, including six from the tunnel at the disaster-hit Tapovan project in Chamoli district. As per officials, over 150 people still remain missing after the devastation.

A massive search and rescue operation continues in the tunnel at National Thermal Power Corporation's 520 Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site. The flashflood has not only demolished the Rishiganga hydel project but also caused extensive damage to the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project. The water supply in parts of south, east and northeast Delhi will be affected as a result of the Uttarakhand disaster.