Chamoli disaster toll rises to 70 with 134 missing

Even as 70 bodies of persons missing in the Chamoli disaster have been recovered far, those undertaking the search operation in the Tapovan-Vishnugad power project tunnel have managed to clear debris from more than 170 metres of the tunnel. The personnel are now believed to be close to the point where those working in the project site were suspected of being stuck when the disaster struck on February 7.

According to the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) the bodies of 70 out of the 204 persons reported missing in the disaster have been found so far with 134 persons yet to be traced. More than 170 metres of the tunnel has been cleared of debris in the search for 25 to 35 persons who were stuck in there. The bodies of 14 of these persons have been recovered so far.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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