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13 more bodies, a blanket and a phone — snapshots from 8th day of rescue ops in Uttarakhand

Security forces & administration have set up ways to get people & supplies across Rishi Ganga & Dhauliganga rivers, such as a temporary bridge and a ropeway.

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Chamoli: The official death toll in the Uttarakhand deluge crossed 50 Sunday after 13 more bodies were recovered at the Tapovan-Vishnugad and Rishi Ganga hydroelectric power projects sites in Chamoli district.

“We are trying to locate the bodies in different locations, including the riverside and river banks. We are doing this with the help of drones in the suspected sites,” said a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force, which has been aiding the rescue operations.

ThePrint brings you some snapshots of the rescue and relief operations and the additional efforts being made to build makeshift bridges across the Rishi Ganga and Dhauliganga rivers.

 

Recovered bodies being loaded on to an ambulance in Raini village. The 8th Batallion of the ITBP is combing the area for another body after detecting odour
Recovered bodies being loaded on to an ambulance in Raini village. The 8th Batallion of the ITBP is combing the area for another body after detecting odour. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A phone recovered at the Rishi Ganga hydel project site in Raini village.
A phone recovered at the Rishi Ganga hydel project site in Raini village. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Army personnel make a temporary bridge across the Rishi Ganga river. Last Sunday's deluge broke through a bridge built across the river, cutting off access to over a dozen villages
Army personnel make a temporary bridge across the Rishi Ganga river. Last Sunday’s deluge broke through a bridge built across the river, cutting off access to over a dozen villages. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
At NTPC's hydel power project in Tapovan, a ropeway has been built to ferry people and supplies across the Dhauliganga river.
At NTPC’s hydel power project in Tapovan, a ropeway has been built to ferry people and supplies across the Dhauliganga river. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Security forces find more belongings — a blood-stained cloth and a blanket — at the Rishi Ganga
Security forces find more belongings — a blood-stained cloth and a blanket — at the Rishi Ganga project site. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Also read: No training, early warning or emergency exits, claim workers at Rishi Ganga & Tapovan projects


 

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