Uttarakhand: Indian Army uses trolley to connect villages cut off after floods in Chamoli

February 12, 2021 0 Comments


Indian Army personnel are helping villagers connect from their villages to other regions by using trolley after flash floods washed away footbridges.

Some footbridges were washed away after the flash floods in Uttarakhand. (Photo: ANI)

After the Uttarakhand flash floods cut off various villages from other parts of the region, Indian Army has started using trolleys to transport people from one point to another.

“A footbridge was broken due to flash floods, leaving people in villages disconnected. We’ve built aerial river crossing to provide connectivity,” news agency ANI quoted Major Utkarsh Shukla as saying.

On February 7, an avalanche or a glacier break triggered a surge of water in the Alaknanda river system leading to flashfloods in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The toll in the Uttarakhand disaster has mounted to 38, while 166 are still missing, the Chamoli district administration said on Friday.

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