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U’khand glacier burst: 53 bodies recovered as rescue ops continue

A total of 53 bodies have been recovered so far in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident. The rescue operation is still underway at the Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district.

“A total of 53 bodies recovered so far; rescue operation underway at Tapovan Tunnel in Joshimath, Chamoli,” said the State Disaster Response Force on Monday.

 

P K Tiwari, Commandant of National Disaster Response Force on Sunday had said that they are facing a few difficulties in taking out the bodies from the tunnel.

Tiwari had said, “Tonnes of the debris is stuck inside the tunnel. There is a limitation to the amount of work that can be done.”

Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand Police on Sunday had said that the Alaknanda River at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal is flowing at the normal level, no alert has been issued by the district administration in this regard.

A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand last week, which led to massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.