Puri, Feb 7: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has expressed his concern for deluge victims of Uttarakhand.
The artist prayed for everyone’s safety in the affected areas through a sand art at Puri sea beach in Odisha.
Over 150 people have lost their lives and over 150 are missing following a massive flood near a power project at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, officials said.
The incident occurred after the water level in Dhauliganga river, one of the six sources of the Ganga river, suddenly surged on Sunday morning following an avalanche near the Rishi Ganga power project. The 85 km river meets the Alaknanda river at Vishnuprayag at the base of Joshimath mountain in Uttarakhand.