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Uttarakhand flood latest news: 31 bodies have been recovered from different areas that were affected by the glacier burst in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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flood llive updates: The glacial burst, which triggered a flood on the Rishiganga river in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli, has caused an estimated damage of Rs 1,500 crore to government infrastructure, according to Union Power Minister R K Singh.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited the affected areas.

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) said that 31 bodies have been recovered from different areas that were affected by the glacier burst in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, while 175 people are still missing.

Meanwhile, Rawat had released Rs 20 crores from the State Disaster Response Fund for relief and rescue operation. A glacial broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of on Sunday, which led to massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.

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First Published: Tue, February 09 2021. 08:34 IST

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