Hemkunt Sahib:Glacier Breaks, Death Toll Rises to 7
According to the P.R.O Mr.Bahuguna of Himalayan Hospital Rishikesh the condition of the critically injured Ramandeep and Surjit kaur is out of danger.They were operated today in the optha Dept.
The Relatives of the injured were satisfied by the help provided by the hospital and Administration.
The death toll in the glacier break at Hemkunt Sahib increased to 7 from earlier reported as 6.
The two injured in the mishap are critically injured and have been refered to Jolly Grant Hospital Rishikesh.
the administration fears that their might be few more burried under the glacier and the search operation are on.
The complete list of dead and injured so far
people who have lost their life so far:
- Narendar Singh Vill. & post Kandola Aadampur Jullundhar
- Priti-Vishnu garden Delhi.
- Manpreet Kaur Vill.Dehrapur Distt. Fatehgarh
- Joginder Kaur Vill. & Post Kandola Aadapur Distt.Jullundhar
- Jaskiran Singh Vill. Dhraipur Disst Fatehgarh
- Joginder Singh- lane number 12/1 Power House Road Bhatinda
- Purmit Singh Jadpura Fatehgarh and his 42 year old wife has also succumbed.
List of Injured
- Harvinder Kaur-Deep Nagar Ludhiana
- Uday Bhadur-Surkhet Aanchal Bheri Nepal
- Dharm Singh Ludhiana
- Amrik Singh-New Delhi
- Raman Deep Kaur- Age 27 D/o Of Manjeet Kaur
- Village-DeheRampur,Tehsil Basipathan,Punjab
- Surjit Kaur- Age 54 W/O M.S.Bebi
- New Delhi at present they are at Jolly Grant Hospital Rishikesh
Hemkunt Sahib:Glacier Breaks, 6 Pilgrims killed Dozen Injured
Glacier breaks near Ghangaria 4 k.m above Atla kodi killing six pilgrims and injured Dozen.The mishap occurred yesterday.
The pilgrims were returning from the visit to Holy Shrine of Sikh Community Hemkund Sahib situated at the top of peak at Nanda devi Biosphere reserve.(The famous valley of Flowers is in this area.)
All affected are believed to be from the state of Punjab The gate to shrine was opened for the pilgrims on 5th May.
Hemkunt Sahib is an important Pilgrim destination revered by Sikh Community around the world.
The Glacier disaster was so quick that the victims did not get time to reach safe location.
One injured victim said “It Happened in a minute” which was followed by immediate chaos and panic among the returning group.T
The injured are being transferred to Joshimath Hospital.
The dead included two male, two female and two children.
The administration, locals and workers of Eco Development Committee (EDC) reached the place as the news spread.
The Unit of the I.T.B.P (Indo- Tibetan Border Police were also pressed into rescue operation.
The injured were taken from the site to Ghangaria with the help of EDC where the injured were provided with the available aid.
The area is accessible only by foot or mule.
The rescue operation was facing difficulty at night.
Orders for Helicopter service for the injured were given by the administration that could only begin early morning next day.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate Nidhi Yadav also reached the disaster site to take charge of the rescue efforts.
The health department 108 team also rushed to the location on mules and foot.
The chief minister of the Himalayan state (Uttarakhand) Major General (Retd.) B.C. Khanduri has expressed deep sorrow and grief at this mishap.
He has ordered for complete co-ordination between the health, army and administration personnel.
Such Incident has occurred at Hemkunt Sahib for the first time.
The area also has a Hindu Temple (Lakhan Pal adjacent to the Sikh Holy Shrine. The environmentalists believe that Global Warming and unlimited Pilgrim Movement in the fragile area have led to this disaster.
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