Uttarakhand Govt announces Rs 4 lakh as ex-gratia to kins of glacier burst victims

Chamoli (Uttarakhand), Feb 07 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat briefed about the update of the glacier burst near Tapovan Dam in Chamoli. He said that state government will give financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased. ITBP personnel have rescued all 16 people who were trapped in a tunnel near Tapovan area in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli a glacier burst claimed lives of at least 7 people with around 140 people still missing. The glacier burst led to the increase in the water level of Dhualiganga river, and subsumed nearby villages.