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Uttarakhand Floods: Rishabh Pant to donate match fees to rescue operations

CHAMOLI: India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be donating his match fee to rescue efforts after the breaking of the glacier in Uttarakhand on Sunday and also encouraged others to come forward and contribute.

Pant, expressing his grief over the loss of lives in the calamity, took to Twitter and wrote, “Deeply pained by the loss of life in Uttarakhand. Would like to donate my match fee for the rescue efforts and would urge more people to help out.”

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In an earlier post, Pant had written, “My sincere condolences and 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.”

The glacier broke off at Joshimath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand leading to a huge flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and caused large-scale destruction in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas.

Homes were washed away along the way as the waters flowed in a roaring river down the mountainsides. There were fears of damage in human settlements downstream, however, several villages were evacuated and residents were taken to safer areas.

Over 150 laborers working in a power project are missing and 11 bodies have so far been recovered.

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