Uttarakhand glacial disaster: Body recovered from barrage site of Tapovan project, toll rises to 80

Thirty-five human body parts have been recovered from different places hit by the disaster and 126 people are still missing, said the Chamoli District Disaster Control Room

Press Trust of India April 18, 2021 11:07:02 IST
Uttarakhand glacial disaster: Body recovered from barrage site of Tapovan project, toll rises to 80

Damaged dam of the Rishi Ganga Power Project, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river on 7 Febraury 2021. File Image. PTI

Gopeshwar:  More than two months after the glacial disaster in Chamoli district, one more body was recovered on Saturday from the barrage site of Tapovan hydel project, taking the toll in the tragedy to 80.

Rescue teams recovered one more body from the barrage site of the NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project on Saturday, the Chamoli District Disaster Control Room said. Another body was recovered from Tapovan tunnel on Friday, it said.

An avalanche on 7 February had caused large-scale damage to the project besides totally demolishing the Rishiganga hydel project at Raini village in the district.

Eighty bodies and 35 human body parts have been recovered so far from different places hit by the disaster, the control room said. While 48 bodies have been identified, 126 people are still missing, it said.

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