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U’khand disaster: Missing Kashmiri engineer’s body found

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Srinagar: The body of a Kashmiri engineer, who had gone missing following a glacier burst in Uttarakhand, was recovered on Friday, officials said.

The body of Basharat Ahmed Zargar, a resident of the Soura area of the city, was recovered near the Rishi Ganga power project where he was working, they said.

The officials said his family members, who were in Uttarakhand, have expressed the desire to bring the body here for last rites.

They however said that family must personally get in touch with them, if they need any assistance.

Meanwhile, the rescue operations continued in Chamoli district on the sixth day on Friday following the glacier burst.

As many as 36 bodies have been recovered from different areas hit by the glacier burst in Chamoli district, while 204 people are still missing.

A glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand 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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