A total of 54 bodies have been recovered so far in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident. The rescue operation is still underway at the Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli district.
Three bodies were retrieved today from the Tapovan tunnel, taking the body count to 54 so far. Cases of 179 missing people have been registered at Joshimath Police Station till now. Relief and rescue operation continues: Chamoli Police #Uttarakhand
— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2021
PK Tiwari, Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday had said that they are facing a few difficulties in taking out the bodies from the tunnel.
Tiwari had said, “Tonnes of the debris is stuck inside the tunnel. There is a limitation to the amount of work that can be done.”
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand Police on Sunday had said that the Alaknanda River at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal is flowing at the normal level, no alert has been issued by the district administration in this regard.
A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand last week, which led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.