New Delhi: The death toll due to the glacier burst in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has increased to 136.
According to officials, more than 60 bodies have been recovered so far.
The glacier burst in the Himalayas triggered an avalanche and massive flooding along the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers. This forced thousands of people to evacuate from surrounding areas.
Most of the infrastructure in the affected region was washed away, including a hydroelectric power station and five bridges. Another power project also suffered severe damage.
The United Nations has extended its support to the flood-hit state as it said it is ready to provide any ongoing rescue and assistance effort.
"The United Nations stands ready to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts if necessary," a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said after the flash flood.
"Secretary-General is deeply saddened by reported loss of life & dozens missing following the glacier burst & subsequent flooding in Uttarakhand. He expresses his deep condolences to families of victims and to people and Government of India," he added.