Dehradun, September 21
Skeletal stays of 4 individuals killed within the Kedarnath catastrophe have been recovered from above Rambara on method to the Himalayan temple, seven years after the tragedy.
The stays have been discovered throughout a joint search operation by the police and the SDRF personnel within the space on Sunday, Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh Bhullar mentioned.
The DNA samples of the stays have been taken by the well being division personnel accompanying the joint crew earlier than they have been cremated as per Hindu rituals at Nandprayag, he mentioned.
The DNA samples can be matched later with the members of the family of people that went lacking after the tragedy to establish their identities, Bhullar mentioned.
The search operation launched on Wednesday on the orders of the Uttarakhand High Court has come to an finish with the restoration of the skeletal stays, he mentioned.
With the newest recoveries, the variety of Kedarnath victims whose stays have been discovered so removed from areas surrounding the temple throughout successive search operations has risen to 703 whereas 3,183 persons are nonetheless lacking.
The groups consisting of 60 police, SDRF and well being division personnel collectively performed the search operation at a top of above 14,000 toes from the ocean stage.
Similar search operations performed in areas close to the temple up to now had additionally led to the restoration of skeletal stays of a lot of folks.
The Kedarnath space in Uttarakhand had acquired unprecedented heavy rainfall between June 14, 2013, to June 17, 2013, and the Chorabari lake had collapsed as a consequence of cloudburst that had resulted in a significant flash flood.
Several roads, buildings and different buildings have been washed away and round 10,000 folks have been killed and over 3,000 went lacking. PTI