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Dehradun, Feb 16: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar has mentioned that he’s anticipating the rescue operation in disaster-hit Chamoli to wind up in the following 3-4 days. “I feel the rescue operation may wind up in 3-4 days. By that point, we may have the ability to cowl all the pieces. But if the necessity be, the rescue operation may proceed for extra days, may be for one more one month,” mentioned Kumar.
Meanwhile, rescuers discovered as many as 5 our bodies, together with three from inside a tunnel of the disaster-hit Tapovan venture in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand since Sunday night time taking the overall variety of our bodies recovered thus far to 55.
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During the excavation work, 9 our bodies have been discovered thus far, officers mentioned. Elsewhere, seven our bodies had been recovered from Reni space the place the Rishiganga venture was destroyed in the floods. With the restoration of 5 extra our bodies since Sunday night time, the overall has gone up to 55.
This is the primary time for the reason that Feb 7 floods that the rescuers have been capable of finding our bodies contained in the tunnel. “We predict extra our bodies as hopes for survival are receding,” admitted a prime official. There remains to be no contact with the remaining folks trapped inside.
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According to stories, the rescuers are engaged on two locations – one contained in the tunnel and different on the stays of the Rishiganga venture in Reni.
After days of digging and excavation works, jawans of military, ITBP, NDRF and SDRF, who’re engaged in the rescue works, had managed open a sizeable portion of the tunnel.
But the presence of heavy silt and sludge contained in the tunnel slowed down the excavation and digging work, prime authorities officers admitted. Rescuers additionally consulted NTPC officers to know the sophisticated design of the tunnel.