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Ministry of Home Affairs Disaster Management Division (National Emergency Response Centre) Situation Report on the Avalanche at Sumna-Rimkhim Uttarakhand as on 29.04.2021 up to 1800 hrs

Govt. India
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1. Details of incident : -

As per preliminary report, on 23.04.2021 at about 1600 hours an avalanche has occurred at 4 Kms. ahead of Sumna on Sumna-Rimkhim road in District Chamoli of Uttarakhand, where BRO detachment and labourers camp were engaged construction work on Sumna-Rimkhim axis. Army camp is also there about 3 km from Sumna (approx 1km short of BRO Sumna Det).

2. Current Situation:-

i. The search & rescue operation is going on at Sumna-Rimkhim axis by Army/BRO and local administration.

ii. 384 persons rescued, dead bodies of 16 persons have been recovered so far.

iii. 07 injured have been airlifted. 06 admitted in Military hospital (MH), Joshimath and 01 referred to MH Dehradun on 25.04.2021.

iv. 02 persons are still missing.

v. Road cut off at few locations due to multiple landslides.

vi. 01 team of Border Road Task Force (BRTF) is deployed for clearing slides enroute from Bhapkund to Sumna through blasting and dozer efforts.

vii. 02 Army Cheetahs helicopter are made available for evacuation of critical patients. viii. On 25.04.2021, 02 X ALH of Air Force moved sniffer dog from Malhari to Sumna.

ix. 01 BRO office and 04 BRO labour camp completely damaged in this incident.