Rescue operation is underway in the main tunnel of NTPC’s Vishnugad project at Tapovan, Chamoli after it was destructed in floods due to glacier burst. So far, 11 bodies buried under the debris have been recovered. Through this tunnel, rescue operations are underway in search of 34 persons who were working at Silt Flushing Tunnel (SFT) on 7th February. Meanwhile, one body was found in the Maithana area on Monday and one from the Alaknanda hydro project barrage in Srinagar. Genetic material of all the dead bodies which have not been identified, has been preserved. The search for 146 other missing persons is underway. A total of 179 people have been reported missing at Joshimath police station. Efforts have been intensified to bring life back on track in 13 disaster-hit villages. With the restoration of electricity and water supply, means of transportation are being resumed in these villages.
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Chamoli Glacier Burst: 11 dead bodies found during rescue operation in tunnel
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