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Disaster alert issued in UP, Nandadevi glacier breaks off in neighbouring Uttarakhand

The Uttar Pradesh government asked authorities in all districts of the state on the banks of the Ganga river to be on a high alert and continuously monitor the water level.

Nandadevi glacier breaks off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river in Uttarakhand and endangering the lives of people living along its banks.

More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, said State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal.

The districts on the Ganga river banks have been alerted and the authorities have been told to keep monitoring the water level. If required, the people need to be evacuated.

The NDRF, SDRF and PAC Flood Company are been given instructions to be on the highest alert.

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