Uttarakhand glacier tragedy: Rishabh Pant to donate match fee
Rishabh Pant played a crucial knock of 91 against England in India's first innings at the first Test in Chennai on SundayImage source: Twitter

Uttarakhand glacier tragedy: Rishabh Pant to donate match fee

A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Sunday that triggered huge flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers

After impressing the cricket fans with an important knock of 91 against England on Sunday in Chennai, Rishabh Pant was hailed on social media after he pledged to help the ones affected by the Uttarakhand Glacier Burst.

The wicket-keeper batsman in a tweet said, “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.”

He further urged people to come out and help in this difficult time. After Rishabh Pant, former spinner of India Harbhajan Singh also tweeted, "Stay strong people of Uttarakhand. Praying for everyone's well being….”

A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Sunday that triggered huge flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers and smashed houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. Nearly 150 people are still feared missing and many killed and as many as 10 bodies were recovered after the tragic incident took place on Sunday near Joshimath, Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile, the rescue operation is still in progress as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for next of the kin of all those who have lost their lives while Rs 50,000 are reserved for those who were seriously injured in the disaster.

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