50 bodies recovered, 25 identified in Uttarakhand glacier burst

15 February 2021, Dehradun

A total of 50 bodies have been recovered so far in Uttarakhand glacier burst, out of which, 25 have been identified, Uttarakhand police informed.

“A total of 12 bodies have been recovered on Sunday. Five from Tapovan tunnel, six from Raini village, and one from Rudraprayag,” said an official statement. The statement added that so far 32 FIRs have been registered in Joshimath police station in connection with all the missing people.

“Along with this, 23 human organs have also been recovered from various places in Chamoli district. The DNAs of all the bodies and human organs recovered were kept for identification purpose in CHC Joshimath, District Hospital
Gopeshwar and CHC Karnaprayag following all the norms of sampling and preservation. So far, 32 bodies and 11 human organs have been cremated with full religious rituals and honor by the committee constituted for disposal of dead bodies as per rules,” the statement further added.

A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on Sunday, which led to massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. (ANI/RSS)

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