18 days of disaster, 70 bodies recovered so far, search operation continues for 134 missing people

There are 134 people still missing in the Chamoli disaster.

There are 134 people still missing in the Chamoli disaster.

Chamoli Glacier Burst Tragedy: The number of people who died in the disaster in Chamoli district has now reached 70. However, a search is on for the search and rescue of 134 missing people.

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  • Last Updated:February 24, 2021 7:15 PM IS

Chamoli The search and rescue operations continued in the Chamoli Glacier Burst Tragedy in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Wednesday for the 18th day. Since the disaster, 70 bodies have been removed so far. This information is given in the bulletin issued by the police. In the media bulletin issued by Chamoli Police, 70 bodies and 29 human organs have been recovered so far from the disaster affected areas, out of which 40 bodies and one human organ have been identified.

Apart from this, a report of another missing person has been lodged in Joshimath police station on Tuesday. The Ritwik company working in the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydroelectric project has informed the police station about the disappearance of one of its workers. Since the tragedy, 134 people are still missing, who are constantly searching for the search. The bulletin states that DNA samples of 58 dead bodies, 28 human organs and 110 relatives of the victims of the disaster have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Dehradun for matching.

Explain that the search operation has been going on continuously in the Rishiganga and Dhauliganga Valley of Chamoli as well as Tapovan Tunnel and Barrage site for the last 18 days to search for the missing people in the February 7 disaster in Chamoli. Now the government has issued a notification to declare all 134 of these missing people dead. The Uttarakhand government has taken this step following the directions received from the Center. Not only this, 140 people were hit by the power project located at Tapovan of NTPC in Chamoli glacier accident. NTPC has announced a compensation of 20 lakh each to the families of all these people. Many families have been given this compensation. Apart from this, the state government has announced 4 lakh rupees and the Center has announced two lakh rupees from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

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