Uttarakhand News / Big accident in Chamoli, 15 people died, many injured due to transformer explosion on the banks of Alaknanda river

Zoom News : Jul 19, 2023, 01:50 PM
Uttarakhand News: A major accident took place in Chamoli, Uttarakhand on Wednesday morning. Here the transformer exploded in the sewer treatment plant associated with the Namami Gange project, due to which the current spread and many people got scorched. So far the death of 15 people has been confirmed here, while many people have been injured. With the help of the local people, people who were electrocuted here were taken out and taken to the hospital. According to the information, this project was near Chamoli market. Due to the explosion of the transformer, current spread at the site, in which many people have died.

24 people were present at the site at the time of the accident, the injured are now being shifted to Dehradun. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has ordered an inquiry into the incident, he himself can also go to Chamoli.

According to Chamoli SP Parmendra Doval, the transformer had exploded near the Alaknanda river, due to which this accident happened. In this, the death of many people has been confirmed, while many people have been injured. The injured have been admitted to the district hospital.

Continuous rain in Uttarakhand

Let us inform that it has been raining continuously in Uttarakhand for the last few days, other rivers including Ganga are in spate. Meanwhile this accident has happened. The hilly areas are constantly facing the storm, whether it is Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh. Thousands of tourists were stranded in many areas of Uttarakhand due to bad weather and landslides.

In many parts of Uttarakhand, there was talk of closure of roads due to heavy rains and landslides on Tuesday. In Rudraprayag, a hotel was washed away in the flood caused by the rains, in which some people were injured. Whereas in Uttarkashi, the debris that fell from the mountain came directly on a tempo.

Water is being released continuously from the dam in the hilly areas, due to which the water level of the rivers has also increased in Haridwar and Rishikesh. The water level of Ganga has reached 293 meters in Haridwar, which is close to the danger level. In such a situation, the danger of flood remains in the areas adjacent to the Ganges.