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Cricketers on Uttarakhand Flood | Uttarakhand flood Rishabh Pant Harbhajan Singh Suresh Raina react after glacier burst flood in Chamoli district

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Key Highlights

  • The cricket fraternity has extended condolences to the affected families in the aftermath of the Uttarakhand flood on Sunday
  • At least 7 people have lost their lives after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Chamoli district
  • Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat asserted that at least 125 people were missing

Deeply saddened by the natural disaster that struck Uttarakhand on Sunday, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, spin wizard Harbhajan Singh and former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina have come out in the support of the families who have been badly affected by the glacier burst in the Chamoli district. The Indian cricketers have extended condolences to the affected families in the wake of the avalanche caused by a glacial burst in the state of Uttarakhand. 

Taking to Twitter, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Pant offered prayers for the families of those affected by the Uttarakhand flash floods. “I hope that the rescue operations underway are able to help those in trouble,” tweeted Pant, who was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. 

Former Indian batsman and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) legend Suresh Raina also shared a tweet about the tragic incident that took place in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. “Distressing news coming from #Uttarakhand about a glacier burst. Praying for everyone’s safety in the affected areas,” Raina wrote on the microblogging site. Former CSK spinner and Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also tweeted that he is praying for everyone’s well-being. 

Talking about the avalanche caused by the glacial burst, at least seven people have lost their lives and 125 are missing or feared dead in the aftermath of the incident. As per an agency report, High alert has been declared in the state of Uttar Pradesh after the glacier broke off at Joshimath in neighbouring Uttarakhand’s Chamoli which triggered a massive flood. 

PM Narendra Modi has approved an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic avalanche caused by the glacier breach in Chamoli. As per a tweet shared by PMO, Rs 50,000 would be given to those who are seriously injured. 

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