An engineer from Kashmir, who was working in a power project at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, has been missing since a glacier breach on Sunday.
At least 14 people have been killed and over 170 are still missing, after a part of a glacier burst in Chamoli on Sunday morning, triggering an avalanche and massive flash floods. Among the missing include Basharat Ahmed Zargar, a project engineer
from Soura area of Srinagar. A local news gathering agency quoting the family of the missing engineer said his mobile phone has been switched off since the incident. The family sought help from the Jammu Kashmir government and appealed to them to
help them in tracing out the missing engineer.
Pertinently, the glacier swept away roads while 170 people -148 employed at the NTPC plant and 22 at Rishiganga – are still missing.