Uttarakhand: 50 skeletons, belonging to 2013 flood victims, found, says police

According to the list released by the Uttarkhand government, 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals, disappeared after the calamity.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2016 1:29 pm
india disasters, india natural calamities, chennai floods, india chennai floods, mumbai floods, uttarakhand floods, uttarakhand disaster The 2013 Uttarakhand floods were the country’s most disastrous natural calamity since 2004 Tsunami in Tamil Nadu.

More than 50 skeletons of the victims of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods were found on both sides of the Kedarnath-Triyuginarayan road, on Sunday, said Garhwal Range IG Sanjay Gunjyal. In September 2013, the Uttarakhand government had released the final list of people missing in the catastrophic floods in the state. The list contained 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who disappeared after the calamity. The verified final list included 421 children out of which 168 were from the state of Uttarakhand.

The 2013 Uttarakhand floods were the country’s most disastrous natural calamity since 2004 Tsunami in Tamil Nadu. Flash floods, cloudbursts and subsequent land slips led to massive floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. Thousands of pilgrims on chardham yatra for Himalayan shrines (Badrinath,Kedarnath,Gangotri and Yamnotri) were stranded. As per the list provided by the state government on 16th July 2013, more than 5,700 people were declared in the “presumed dead” category, which included 934 local residents.

The then chief minister, Vijay Bahuguna, faced criticism for his handling of rescue operations during the floods. He gave his resignation from the position on 31st January 2014 and was replaced by Harish Rawat.

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    mathimathi
    Oct 16, 2016 at 11:18 am
    It shows utter failure debacles for GUJJU Model rambo PM ModiJi from 2013 AD uttarakhand floods upto a 2016 AD chinese incursions.
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      mathimathi
      Oct 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm
      go and s uck 56" Pe nis Bhakta
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        An Observer
        Oct 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm
        Harish Rawat must leave now. He is just using all the public funds and everything else for his and his own peoples welfare only. I visit Uttarakhand twice a year but have not seen any development in past 4 years.
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          An Observer
          Oct 16, 2016 at 11:59 am
          Shame on you bast*ard. What does the PM has to do with this? Its the Congress Uttarakhand Govt that has not done anything and not helped the people.
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