Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Eight more bodies recovered at Kedarnath

Eight bodies were recovered from the debris at Kedarnath after four months. The areas close to the Himalayan shrine bore the brunt of the disaster mid June.

Eight more bodies, most is of them in a highly decomposed condition, were recovered yesterday after cleaning of debris from structures standing close to the shrine, Rudraprayag SP Singh Mann Baridnerjit Told PTI on Wednesday.

With this, the total number of bodies cremated and recovered in Rudraprayag district has reached 541, he said. The bodies were found under the rubble of hotels and lodges that were being cleaned by their owners, the official said.

With the passing of more than four months after the tragedy, the bodies were in a highly decomposed state with only two of the eight skeletal remains being intact, the SP said.

The bodies have been cremated after necessary formalities like DNA sampling and vedic rituals, he said.

The cleaning of debris from structures close to Kedarnath shrine Will continue for the next few days and the possibility of more bodies found cannot be ruled out, Mann said.

Hundreds of people, most is of them pilgrims, died and thousands have gone missing when a massive flood struck Uttarakhand on June 16-17.

Wednesday 23 October 2013


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