Kashmiri Engineer Among Missing People In Uttarakhand

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Srinagar- An Engineer from Kashmir who was working in a power project in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district has been missing since the bursting of a glacier on Sunday morning.

At least 18 people have been killed and over 202 are still missing, after a part of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and massive flash floods in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and five bridges.

Among the missing persons is a Project Engineer from Kashmir Valley. The friends of the missing engineer Basharat Ahmed Zargar, a resident of Soura Srinagar said that since the bursting of the glacier, Zargar is untraceable as his cell phone is switched off, reported news agency KNT.

“We pray to Almighty that he is fine and safe,” they said.

The family members have sought help from Jammu Kashmir Government and appealed it to help them in tracing him out.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least 18 people dead and 202 others missing.

The sudden flood in the middle of the day in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga — triggered widespread panic and large-scale devastation in the high mountain areas.

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