There is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said today as rescuers struggled to dig through piles of rock, mud and trees.
The amount of debris drifting after the tragic 2011 tsunami in Japan gave scientists Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner a unique chance to learn about the effects of the ocean and wind on floating materials as they move across the North Pacific Ocean.
With earthquakes and other natural calamities posing as major threats to the world, a city-based non-profit organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot that can help in finding victims trapped under debris after disasters.
Bad weather today stalled debris clearance operations by a 61-member team at Kedarnath and construction of a pedestrian route from Rambada to the Himalayan shrine even as attempts were on to transport relief to calamity-hit areas.
Motorists and pedestrians in
Delhi had a tough time due to widespread water logging, made
worse by slush coming from construction sites and dug-up roads
in the city which saw a spell of heavy showers on Saturday.
A militant, believed to have been
killed in the gun battle at Chinkipora in Sopore, on Wednesday emerged
alive from the debris and began firing on security personnel, injuring a jawan but
was shot dead in retaliatory fire.