A glacial burst led to the washing away of the Rishiganga small hydro project. The flash flood also affected the NTPC hydro project at Tapovan on the river Dhauliganga. 12 people were trapped in a tunnel and have now been rescued by the Army and ITBP. Efforts are on to rescue others trapped in another tunnel. The water levels have now been contained, as per the Central Water Commission. A DRDO team, which monitors avalanches, is also being flown in for surveillance.