Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Priyanka Chopra lauds NDRF, ITBP, IAF crews for rescue work; Prays for all affected

Updated on Feb 09, 2021 07:11 PM IST  |  958.2K
   
Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Priyanka Chopra lauds NDRF, ITBP, IAF crews for rescue work; Prays for all affected
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On Sunday, the Uttarakhand state witnessed a tragedy as a glacier burst in the Chamoli district and it caused an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system. Owing to this, several roads, bridges in the way were washed away and the Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower project was also reportedly 'washed away' amid the flash floods. While the search and rescue mission is going on via NDRF, ITBP, SDRF, IAF, and other forces, many Bollywood stars also have come out to offer prayers for those who are affected. Priyanka Chopra also shared her thoughts and lauded the rescue work being done. 

Taking to her Twitter handle, Priyanka shared the helpline number along with a note appreciating the work being done by the various teams of NDRF, ITBP, IAF, and others during the tragedy. She even expressed that those affected by the tragedy were in her thoughts. The star also shared the state helpline number and urged those affected to call on it for help. With this, she expressed that it was heartening to see the rescue mission being carried out by forces amid the catastrophe that rocked the valley. 

Sharing her thoughts on the tragedy, Priyanka wrote, "In a time of such a devastating crisis, it’s heartening to see the work being done by NDRF,ITBP,IAF & every single helping hand involved in the #Uttarakhand rescue mission.Words are not enough to applaud your work. My thoughts are with everyone who’s been affected by this tragedy. Please contact Disaster Operations Center - 1070 of 9557444486 for help."

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Meanwhile, the rescue mission crews are currently engaged in searching for the people who are missing and also help out those stuck inside the Tapoval tunnel. As per the latest reports by ANI, the SDRF teams are at the tunnel in Tapovan to rescue those workers who may be stuck inside the tunnel. Several lives have been affected as villages have been evacuated in the affected areas. Senior leaders of the nation also have expressed their thoughts on the incident. Many Bollywood stars like Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and others also have prayed for those whose lives have been affected.

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