Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: 32 Dead, 197 Missing

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A total of 32 bodies have been recovered from Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district where flash floods in the Alaknanda river system caused widespread destruction on Sunday.

Rescue operations are still underway in Uttarakhand, while authorities put the official figure of missing persons at 197.

More than 600 personnel of The Indian Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in Chamoli district to carry out search and rescue operations, India Today reported.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank ITBP jawans for transporting ration, medicine and other essentials to remote villages cut off as a result of the floods.

Road connectivity remains affected in the villages of Raini Palli, Pang, Lata, Suraithota, Suki, Bhalgaon, Tolma, Fagrasu, Long Segdi, Gahar, Bhangyul, Juwagwad and Jugju.

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