Another glacier break reported in Uttarakhand’s Niti Valley, says CM; alert issued

The Uttarakhand government issued an alert late on Friday night following reports that a glacier had broken off in the Sumna area of Niti Valley near the India-China border in Chamoli district.

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said he was in constant touch with the district administration and Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

“The breaking of a glacier has been reported in Sumna, Niti Valley. I have issued an alert in this regard. I am in constant touch with the district administration and BRO,” Rawat tweeted.

Rawat added that the district administration has been instructed to get complete information on the matter. Orders have been issued to stop work at NTPC and other projects so that no untoward incident occurs at night, he added in the tweet.

In another tweet, Rawat said Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken cognizance of the information on the glacier burst, and assured help from the Centre and alerted the ITBP.

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