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Uttarakhand glacier burst Updates: Toll rises to 31, race against time to rescue those trapped in tunnel


New Delhi, Feb 09: The death toll from the Uttarakhand glacier disaster rose to 31 with five more bodies being recovered, officials said on Tuesday as multiple agencies raced against time to reach about 30 workers trapped inside a tunnel in a power project site and 175 people remained missing.

 Glacier bursts in Uttarakhands Chamoli district, casualties feared

Here are the LIVE updates:

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3:12 PM, 9 Feb
The missing people include those working at NTPC's 480 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad project and the 13.2 MW Rishiganga Hydel Project and villagers whose homes nearby were washed away.
3:12 PM, 9 Feb
With the hours ticking by inexorably, fears escalated about those missing since the disaster struck on Sunday morning, according to officials who stepped up efforts to locate survivors.
3:06 PM, 9 Feb
All 12 persons rescued by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on 7 February discharged today from 1st Battalion ITBP, Joshimath, Uttarakhand today: ITBP
3:05 PM, 9 Feb
93 NTPC workers are missing, 39 still stuck in the tunnel, we're trying to reach them. We are planning to install Early Warning System as a precautionary measure against avalanche. Financial aid of Rs 20 lakhs will be given to deceased's family: Union Power Minister RK Singh
1:15 PM, 9 Feb
Members of Rajya Sabha pay tribute to victims of Uttarakhand glacier disaster
1:14 PM, 9 Feb
450 jawans of ITBP, 5 teams of NDRF, 8 teams of Indian Army, a Navy team and 5 IAF helicopters are engaged in search and rescue operation: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha on Uttarakhand glacier disaster
1:14 PM, 9 Feb
All concerned agencies of Centre and State are monitoring the situation: Union Home Minister on avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, in Rajya Sabha
1:14 PM, 9 Feb
Three more bodies recovered; the death toll in Uttarakhand glacier disaster reaches 29: Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadoria
1:10 PM, 9 Feb
Construction of the bridge is underway while the zipline has already been fixed. SDRF personnel used the same to reach areas that were cut off. Ration is being transported & emergency cases are being attended to with help of helicopter: Chamoli District Magistrate
12:55 PM, 9 Feb
Mi 17 chopper offloading relief equipment and personnel at Joshimath; Indian Air Force continues relief operations in view of Uttarakhand glacier disaster
12:22 PM, 9 Feb
Five workers from Bengal have gone missing since the Uttarakhand disaster. The workers belonged to East Midnapore and Purulia districts.
12:22 PM, 9 Feb
Rescue operations continue at the Tapovan tunnel where around 30 workers are feared trapped in the mud.
12:02 PM, 9 Feb
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar donates Rs 11 crores to Uttarakhand state disaster response fund: Haryana Directorate of Information and Public Relations
11:35 AM, 9 Feb
Rescue team has managed to reach Malari Valley area through rope & now necessary packages, ration can be sent easily. Earlier, only a limited stock could be supplied via helicopter but there won't be any problem now: Rawat
11:35 AM, 9 Feb
About 35 people are stuck inside the tunnel, we're trying to drill and make way via rope to reach them. We have recovered 2 more bodies, total death count 28 so far. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
10:40 AM, 9 Feb
Uttarakhand: A joint team of ITBP, Army, NDRF and SDRF enters into the Tapovan tunnel to check the water level inside the tunnel ahead of the point till where the debris has been cleared.
9:40 AM, 9 Feb
The operation tasks for the day has commenced. Mi-17 airborne from Dehradun for Joshimath with NDRF personnel on board. An ALH carrying DRDO's DGRE scientists is undertaking a recce of Tapovan area and glacier: Indian Air Force
9:20 AM, 9 Feb
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat conducts aerial survey of areas affected due to glacier disaster in Chamoli.
8:21 AM, 9 Feb
"Final number of dead body recovered in Tapovan till 8 p.m. on 8th February is 26. 171 people still remain missing out of which around 35 are supposed to be in the Tunnel where rescue operation is still going on."
12:24 AM, 9 Feb
Bihar: An engineer from Paliganj, Patna missing in Uttarakhand following glacier burst in Chamoli district "Manish Kumar who works as an engineer with a pvt company in Uttarakhand has been missing. We're in touch with the administration there," says Paliganj administration
12:23 AM, 9 Feb
ITBP personnel, 8th Battalion carried nearly 100 bags of ration & utility items from Lata village base(Temporary Helipad) & control station to villages of Jugaju & Juwagwar. The villages got cut-off from connectivity due to floods in Dhauli Ganga, Uttarakhand
11:04 PM, 8 Feb
Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army today organised awareness cum demonstration camp on snow avalanches and trained villagers of Boniyar Tehsil in Baramulla district for avalanche rescue techniques
10:44 PM, 8 Feb
WATCH: Rescue work underway at Tapovan tunnel, Joshimath in Uttarakhand. ITBP team will work overnight at the site. The work to take out debris and slush from the tunnel to continue overnight
9:39 PM, 8 Feb
"Chief Minister (Yogi Adityanath ) conducted a high level meeting over glacier burst in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. A toll free number 1070 and WhatsApp number 9454441036 has been established for people of Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Minister has also ordered to set up state control room at Haridwar," ANI quotes AK Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home as saying.
7:39 PM, 8 Feb
"We are hopeful, for 72 hours there are chances of survival," said Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday.
6:58 PM, 8 Feb
A joint team of NDRF, SDRF & Army is conducting a rescue operation. The team has reached the 130-metre mark in Tapovan tunnel, it may take 2-3 hrs to reach the t-point. Efforts underway to safely rescue those who are stuck in the tunnel: Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat, Joshimath
6:30 PM, 8 Feb
Uttarakhand | A bridge was washed away here y'day. We're trying to restore road connectivity in the area. We've requested state govt to install a manual trolley here: AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Shivalik BRO on relief operation at glacier burst affected Reni village, Joshimath
6:15 PM, 8 Feb
Uttarakhand: Machines are now clearing the heavy slush inside the tunnel in Chamoli; Recce party was not able to move beyond 100 meters inside the tunnel due to the slush.
5:58 PM, 8 Feb
Uttarakhand CM being briefed by MS Rawat, ADG Western Command ITBP, on the rescue operations being carried out at Tapovan tunnel, Joshimath
5:39 PM, 8 Feb
Uttarkhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat conducts review meeting on disaster relief operation following glacier burst in Chamoli; releases Rs 20 crores from State Disaster Response Fund for relief and rescue operation: CMO

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