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Body of Kashmiri engineer killed in Uttarakhand reaches home

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Body of missing Doda resident recovered

Srinagar: The dead body of Basharat Ahmad Zargar, the Kashmiri engineer who died in Uttarakhand glacier burst, reached his home in Elahi Bagh area of Soura in Srinagar on Sunday morning, while the body of a missing foreman from Doda district was also recovered from the ravaged site.

Zargar, who was working at the Rishi Ganga power project, was among at least 150 workers washed away by the massive breach in the Nanda Devi glacier in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand last Sunday. His body was found by rescuers on Friday.

News agency GNS reported that Zargar’s body was brought home by his relatives this morning.

Meanwhile, the body of a missing foreman from Doda district has been recovered from the flash flood-hit Joshimath area in Uttarakhand, officials said on Sunday.

Jitender Kumar Kotwal was among two persons from the union territory who had gone missing after the calamity struck the Joshinath area in Chamoli district last Sunday.

Earlier, the body of an engineer from Srinagar, Basharat Ahmad Zargar, was found at the disaster-hit site on February 12.

“Body of Kotwal, a resident of Bhara Seri village of Doda, has been recovered and identified by his relatives,” an official said.

Kotwal was working as a foreman at Rishiganga hydel project and had left his village one-and- half months back to join his work, he said.

The NTPC’s Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project had suffered extensive damage in the flash flood, which also demolished the Rishiganga hydel project.

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