At any rate 15 people have been killed and more than 150 are absent after a bit of the Nanda Devi icy mass severed in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli locale on Sunday, setting off a torrential slide and a downpour in the Alaknanda stream framework.
The abrupt flood in the day in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda streams — all complicatedly connected feeders of the Ganga — set off broad frenzy and enormous scope destruction in the high mountain regions.
Two force projects – NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project – were broadly harmed with scores of workers caught in passages as the waters came surging in.
We sat tight for quite a long time, appealing to God and messing with one another, says safeguarded specialist
One of the saved laborers, Rakesh Bhatt, said they were working in the passage when water hurried in.
“We figured it very well may be downpour and that the water will subside. In any case, when we saw mud and trash enter with incredible speed, we understood something significant had occurred,” he said.
Mr. Bhatt said one of the specialists had the option to contact authorities through his cell phone.
“We hung tight for very nearly six hours — going to God and messing with one another to keep our spirits high. I was the first to be safeguarded and it was an incredible help,” he said.
Another survivor, a 28-year-old named Rajesh Kumar, disclosed to AFP that it appeared to be a scene from a Hollywood film.
“We were 300 meters inside the passage working. Unexpectedly there was whistling and yelling advising us to get out,” said Kumar.
“We began running out yet the water spouted in. It resembled scenes from a Hollywood film. We figured we wouldn’t make it,” he said.