Bodies of two more cloudburst victims recovered in Uttarakhand

A total of seven bodies have been recovered so far from Malpa area and one from Mangti Nullah area near Tawaghat taking the number of dead in the recent cloudbursts at the two places to eight.

Published: 16th August 2017 06:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2017 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DEHRADUN: Two more bodies were recovered from Dharchula area of Pithoragarh district today, taking the death toll in the recent cloudbursts there to eight while relief and rescue operations continued in search of the missing.

A total of seven bodies have been recovered so far from Malpa area and one from Mangti Nullah area near Tawaghat taking the number of dead in the recent cloudbursts at the two places to eight, DGP Anil Raturi said.

Five persons in Malpa and six in Mangti Nullah including a JCO and five army jawans are still missing for whom the rescue operations are continuing, he said.

Two other persons are also said to be missing in Mangti Nullah but it is not confirmed yet, the DGP said.

The Army, SDRF, SSB and state police personnel are engaged in the operations, he said.

The two cloudbursts had occurred on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.