The glacial burst that took place in Uttarakhand on February 7 reportedly left 19 persons dead.
According to The Indian Express report, the glacial burst, which took place in Reni village of Chamoli, triggered an avalanche and caused flash floods in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that 20o people are missing as per preliminary estimates.
Some pictures of yesterday when ITBP officials started digging to find out the way to a tunnel near Tapovan, #Chamoli, Uttarakhand to rescue 12 persons trapped after the flash floods. Rescue mission to another tunnel also on.#Himveers pic.twitter.com/AhVKNX1ORP
— ITBP (@ITBP_official) February 8, 2021
While the relief operation is going on in full swing, people from the entertainment industry have been sending in their prayers and sharing condolences. Actor and environmentalist Dia Mirza wrote on Twitter, “What is the connection with what is happening in #Uttrakhand right now and cutting trees (deforestation), cutting into our mountains, building dams combined with climate change? – Innocent, unsuspecting people get hurt.” She also shared details of the helpline number, “Building too many dams in the Himalayas has lead to this. Prayers for the people of Chamoli. Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486 for help.”
Sharing his prayers for the affected, Hindi actor Randeep Hooda tweeted, “Man tampering with nature results in disaster.. we must be very careful and have more Stringent Environmental Impact Assessment.”
Man tampering with nature results in disaster.. we must be very careful and have more Stringent Environmental Impact Assessment #EIA ,not less, for ongoing and future infra projects .. prayers for the safety of the people affected🙏🏽 #Uttarakhand
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) February 7, 2021
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) February 7, 2021
Saw some videos of the Uttrakhand disaster just now. It is terrifying to say the least. Breaks my heart to see this devastation happening to such a pretty place. Sending prayers and strength to all those affected.🙏 #UttarakhandDisaster #Chamoli #Uttarakhand
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) February 7, 2021
Hoping that Chamoli and other districts of #Uttarakhand stay as safe from the glacier burst and no lives are endangered . Prayers and strength for the people , the authorities and rescue teams.
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) February 7, 2021
Terrifying visuals of the glacier burst in #Uttarakhand, thoughts and prayers for everyone’s safety 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 7, 2021
My heart goes out to all the people affected by the glacier burst in #Uttarakhand.
Please contact Disaster Operations Center number 1070 or 9557444486 for help.
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 7, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Uttarakhand at this time. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being. A big salute to the @ITBP_official jawans deployed for search and rescue operations. 🙏🙏
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 7, 2021
Is it our worst fears on climate extremes that are closing in on us? My thoughts & prayers are with the people of #Uttarakhand at this crucial hour. Hope we rescue as many as possible 🙏🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 7, 2021
Distressing to hear about the glacier breaking off in #Uttarakhand Praying everyone’s safety there 🙏
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) February 7, 2021
Praying for the people of #Uttarakhand battling a tough time. Hoping everyone trapped in the affected areas is rescued and brought to safety.
— Ravi Teja (@RaviTeja_offl) February 7, 2021
— nithiin (@actor_nithiin) February 8, 2021
Thoughts with the people of #Uttarakhand Prayers for everyone’s safety.
— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) February 7, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the incident and said that he was constantly monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand. He wrote that he has been “continuously speaking to senior authorities and getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue work and relief operations”.