UKD-DISASTER-NOTIFICATION - 136 missing people whose body not found to be 'presumed dead': Uttarakhand Official
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Dehradun, Feb 23 (PTI) The Uttarakhand government has issued a notification authorising 136 people still missing after the flash flood in Chamoli district over two weeks ago to be declared "presumed dead".
Sixty-eight bodies have so far been recovered after the February 7 disaster. There is a tunnel in which around 35 people are suspected to have been trapped, but rescuers have not been able to reach it till now due to the sludge. Authorities say clearing the debris from the tunnel could take month ...