Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant, said he will donate his match fee towards rescue operations for the glacier burst in Uttarakhand and also encouraged others to come forward and contribute.
Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, which led to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation. Rishi Ganga Hydro Power Project was completely destroyed.
“Deeply pained by the loss of life in Uttarakhand. Would like to donate my match fee for the rescue efforts and would urge more people to help out,” Pant wrote on his Twitter handle.
“My sincere condolences and prayers for the families of those affected by the Uttarakhand flash floods. I hope that the rescue operations underway are able to help those in trouble,” he tweeted.
Over 150 labourers working at a power project in the northern state are feared dead and many villages were evacuated and people taken to safer areas. Ten bodies were retrieved during rescue operation and 16 persons stuck in a tunnel were rescued by the ITBP.