US condoles deaths in Uttarakhand flood, wishes for a speedy recovery of injured

The US has condoled the loss of lives due to the avalanche caused by a glacier burst in India's Uttarakhand state and extended wishes for a speedy recovery of those injured.
US condoles deaths in Uttarakhand flood, wishes for a speedy recovery of injured
Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli districtImage from PTI

WASHINGTON:

The US has condoled the loss of lives due to the avalanche caused by a glacier burst in India's Uttarakhand state and extended wishes for a speedy recovery of those injured.

"Our thoughts are with our Indian friends and partners during this challenging time. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and we hope for a successful rescue effort and a speedy and full recovery for the injured," Ned Price, spokesperson of the Department of the state said.

A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and trapped more than 100 labourers who are feared dead.

Twenty-six bodies have been recovered and 171 people are still missing.

Congressman Tony Cardenas also expressed his concerns for the people who suffered in the incident.

"Praying for the people of India," he said in a tweet.

"We are witnessing the devastating effects of climate change. This is not a crisis we can ignore. This now deserves a response," he added. (PTI)

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