Death toll reaches to 822, 127 more bodies recovered

Gauchar: Helicopter rescue operations to evacuate around 9,000 stranded people on Tuesday picked up pace after rains and fog in the morning delayed the mission in calamity-hit Uttarakhand where the death toll mounted to 822 with 127 more bodies recovered from Kedarnath.
Official sources said that 127 more bodies were recovered since Monday from Kedarnath. At least 15 bodies of flash-flood victims were found floating in Ganga in different districts of Uttar Pradesh including Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr and Bijnore, taking the toll in the tragedy to 822.
He said that situation was improving in Uttarakhand and relief work was going on at a faster pace. Many devotees have been evacuated from Kedarnath and Badrinath, he said adding 37 helicopters were ferrying stranded pilgrims to safety.

Amid fear of an epidemic, massive efforts were on to conduct the last rites of those killed in Kedarnath.

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