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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to kin of those who lost their lives due to the glacial burst in Chamoli.

The ITBP was carrying out the rescue operation at the tunnel near Tapovan dam in Chamoli to rescue trapped people.

A total of 16 people who were trapped in Tapovan Dam are being shifted to safer places by the police, said Uttarakhand Director General of Police Ashok Kumar.

As avalanche and flood at a Chamoli village destroyed many houses on Sunday, the Indian Army has deployed choppers and troops for supporting the Uttarakhand government and NDRF to tackle the flood situation, said Army.

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"Although this is very small amount compared to your hard work and damage, it is proof of our commitment to your interests," said Yogi in his address to farmers via video conferencing.

Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala and Home Minister of Karnataka gave update on the flood situation, rescue efforts made in their respective States.

Speaking to ANI, Ramdulari, a villager of Meenapur Block Area said, "Continuous water inflow has impacted our livelihood. Amid the ongoing flood situation, we are shifting to higher places in the village itself."

Commandant Vijay Sinha of 9 Battalion said that as per a report, the boat's engine failed and the occupants somehow managed to keep the boat stable with the help of a tree for more than two hours.