Uttarakhand glacier burst: 60 bodies recovered, 27 body parts retrieved, says DGP

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Published on February 18, 2021 - Duration: 01:19s

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 60 bodies recovered, 27 body parts retrieved, says DGP

Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on February 18 informed that one body and a body part have been recovered from Tapovan tunnel, while a body found from Raini village's north side today following glacier burst.

"1 body and a body part recovered from Tapovan tunnel while a body found from Raini village's north side today.

Body count is at 60 now.

27 body parts have been retrieved so far.

Search and rescue op will go on for long time as large amount of debris and mud stocked inside," he said to ANI.

A glacier broke in the Tapovan- Raini area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Feb 07, which led to massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.


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