Two more dead bodies found from Tapovan tunnel, now death toll rises to 67

Apart from this, 137 people are still missing who are being searched.  (File photo)

Apart from this, 137 people are still missing who are being searched. (File photo)

The NDRF team has so far recovered five bodies at the barrage site, with which the bodies of 67 people killed in the disaster have been recovered so far. I

Tapovan. Rescuers recovered two more bodies from Tapovan Tunnel in Uttarakhand late Saturday night, while the operation to search for the people buried in the devastated area of ​​Chamoli has been going on continuously since February 7. Official sources said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team recovered two more dead bodies from the Tapovan tunnel late Saturday while three bodies were also recovered on Saturday evening.

The NDRF team has so far recovered five bodies at the barrage site, with which the bodies of 67 people killed in the disaster have been recovered so far. Apart from this, 137 people are still missing who are being searched. District Magistrate of Chamoli, Swati S. Bhadauria has started work by installing additional excavator machine at the barrage site. In addition to the heavy damage caused to the 520 MW Tapovan-Vishnugad hydroelectric project under construction by NTPC during the floods in the Rishiganga Valley of Chamoli district, the 13.2 MW Rishiganga hydroelectric project at Rani was also completely devastated by the floods.

Will try to reach the lake on foot
At the same time, yesterday it was reported that a team of researchers reached Pang village on Saturday to inspect the artificial lake above the Rishiganga after the avalanche in Rani, Uttarakhand, which will assess the area below it (artificial lake). What a great danger has arisen for. The team is headed by MPS Bisht, director of the Uttarakhand Space Application Center (USAC). The team consists of four scientists from the Geological Survey of India and USAC. This team will try to reach the lake on foot by Saturday evening or Sunday.Will inspect the lake above the sageganga
As roads in the area around Raini Gram Panchayat have been washed away by the recent floods and the vast area has turned into a marsh, steps have been taken to ensure the safe travel of the team members to the lake. The team is also accompanied by a mountaineering team from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and SDRF personnel. “We will inspect the lake above the Rishiganga due to the huge amount of silt from the Routhi stream due to the avalanche,” USAC Director Bisht told PTI.



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