Uttarakhand glacier catastrophe: Missing individuals to be declared ‘dead’


The native administration is contemplating the potential of issuing demise certificates to the households of these lacking after the flash floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli on February 7. The demise toll has now gone as much as 70, whereas 135 individuals nonetheless stay untraced.

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“We are exploring the possibility of issuing death certificates to the families of missing persons to facilitate the processing of various claims. It may take about a month. However, searches will continue,” mentioned a senior Uttarakhand police officer.

The identities of 39 our bodies have been established to date. In all, 29 human physique elements have to date been discovered at totally different locations.

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The Joshimath police have registered 205 lacking reviews. The police have despatched the DNA samples of 110 members of the family of the lacking individuals and 86 our bodies/physique elements to the forensic science laboratory in Dehradun for matching.

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