Mumbai: Chamoli police on Monday recovered three more bodies from the Tapovan tunnel, killing 54 glaciers in Uttarakhand.
“Today, three more bodies have been recovered from the Tapovan tunnel. Till now, from a total of 54 dead bodies and 22 human organs, we have identified 29 bodies and one organ. The DNAs of unidentified bodies have been conserved,” informed the Chamoli police in a tweet on Monday.
— chamoli police (@chamolipolice) February 15, 2021
Reports of missing 179 people have been reported so far at Joshimath police station. Relief and rescue work is still going on.
“A total of 8 bodies have been recovered so far from here (Tapovan tunnel). The operation is still going on, we are working 24/7. 7 bodies have been recovered in Raini, so a total of 15 bodies have been recovered from both. Workplace, “Aditya Pratap Singh, Deputy Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told ANI.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand police said on Sunday that the Alaknanda River in Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal was flowing below normal levels; No alert has been issued by the district administration in this regard.
Last week, a glacier burst in the Tapovan-Raini area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, causing massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged homes and the nearby Rishiganga power project.