9th day of Rescue operation in Chamoli: 53 dead bodies were found from Tapovan till now; Fake message of increasing water in Alaknanda is viral, police said – all is normal

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Police also recovered the bodies of several people from around Tapovan in Chamoli.

Monday is the 9th day of a rescue operation in Tapovan, Chamoli. Uttarakhand police said that bodies of 53 people have been recovered so far from Tapovan and surrounding areas. Most of them are from NTPC Tunnel and Raini village of Tapovan. Apart from this, 22 human organs have also been found. DNA samples of the families of the missing people are being taken to identify them. Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand police has called the reports of water level rise in Alaknanda fake. Police said, ‘A message is going viral in which it is being said that the water level in Alaknanda is increasing. People are being asked to be cautious. This is a fake message. The water level of Alaknanda is absolutely normal and there is no problem of any kind.

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Rescue intensified in tunnel
5 more bodies have been recovered from NTPC tunnel on Sunday. After this, NDRF, SDRF, Uttarakhand Police stepped up the rescue operation in Tunnel. The rescue team said that we still hope to rescue those trapped in the tunnel. In this tunnel, 32 workers are still feared trapped.

Rescue team reaches 130 meters in tunnel

In some reports quoting NDRF commander PK Tiwari, some people are still alive inside the tunnel. Tiwari said that we are still not disappointed on the basis of our experience. We feel that there is still oxygen in the tunnel and such gaps in which people can stay alive. More than 100 of our scientists are constantly looking for ways and these are being implemented immediately. The team has reached 130 meters in the tunnel. A tunnel adjoining the tunnel is holeed on Friday and Saturday. Its mouth is 75 mm wide. Now the attempt is to make it 300 mm wide so that the camera and water-throwing pipe can be installed.

150 people missing now, search operation intensified
According to the Uttarakhand Police, a total of 206 people were reported missing after the disaster. The search is on for 150 people. The search for people in the Rishiganga, Dhauliganga and surrounding rivers has intensified.

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