Uttarakhand glacial burst: Heavy rains, rise in overall temp in 4 decades could have led to rock collapse
So far 72 bodies and 30 human body parts have been recovered from different places in the avalanche-hit areas, out of which 41 bodies have been identified.
Soon after the House assembled for the day, Speaker Premchand Aggrawal expressed grief over the loss of lives in the disaster in Raini and Tapovan areas.
DNA samples of 110 family members of missing people, 58 bodies and 28 human body parts have been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory in Dehradun for matching.
According to ITBP sources, the flow of the water is not very high and water is discharging smoothly.
Of the total 204 people, search and rescue operations have recovered 69 bodies while 135 are still missing.
Total 68 bodies and 28 body parts have been recovered to date while 136 are still listed as missing.
The recovery of five bodies on Saturday takes the toll in the tragedy to 67 while 137 are still missing.
Search operation at the project site has been underway on a war footing for more than 13 days since it bore the brunt of an avalanche triggered by a glacial burst over Rishiganga river in Chamoli.
One body was recovered late Thursday night from the banks of the Alaknanda at Helang between Joshimath and Pipalkoti, Chamoli district police said.
Efforts to drain out the lake that has formed 8 km upstream from Raini village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand after February 7 flash floods are on.
Uttarakhand Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj revived the debate about a lost nuclear device to be the reason behind the flash floods.
The tunnelling work started from both ends but it is not joined. So, rescuers cannot go inside the tunnel.
A total of 11 bodies have been recovered from the Tapovan tunnel out of which two were recovered on Tuesday.
The death toll in the avalanche triggered by the bursting of a glacier in Chamoli has gone up to 58 as a total of 11 bodies are recovered from the Tapovan tunnel, whereas 146 people are still missing.
We hope to find bodies so that the families can perform the last rites at least),” an official closely monitoring the situation told TNIE.