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Uttarakhand Glacier Brust: One more Body Recovered, Toll Now 62

Mumbai: Another body has been recovered from the flood-affected area in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, taking the toll in the glacial disaster to 62, even as the search and rescue operations continued on the 13th day at NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishungarh hydroelectric project.

Chamoli district police said on Friday that an autopsy was found late Thursday night off the coast of Alaknanda in Helang between Joshimath and Peepalkoti.

The body was found in a COF barrage of THDC. With this recovery, the disaster on February 7 decreased by 62, while 142 people were still missing, he said.

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A large-scale search operation is still going on in the area where the number of bodies recovered from the intake edit tunnel of the Tapovan-Vishnugad Hydel Project has been devastated.

In addition, 28 human organs have also been recovered from various places in the affected area, one of which has been identified. Police said thirty-three bodies have been identified out of the 62 recovered so far, the DNA of unknown bodies being preserved.

The glacial burst over Rishiganga had triggered an avalanche which had demolished a 13.2 MW hydel project along the river besides causing extensive damage to the NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project along Dhauliganga.

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