Uttarakhand flood 2013: Over 50 skeletons found of washed away victims

Garhwal: In 2013, the devastating floods that ravaged Uttarakhand, killing hundreds of thousands of people. On Sunday, Garhwal Range Inspector General Sanjay Gunjyal said that more than 50 skeletons of people washed away have been found on both the sides of Kedarnath-Triyuginarayan road.

Gujyal said that more than 50 skeletons of victims of the 2013 flood have been found on both sides of the Kedarnath-Triyuginarayan road. It was expected that there were almost 10,000 people killed in the flood in 2013.


He added that DNA sample will be collected of these skeletons and then their cremation will be carried out.

In the month of 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 had disappeared after the natural calamity.

A massive rescue operation was carried out in the flood-hit state of Uttarakhand in 2013.

After the floods swept away buildings and triggered landslides, more than 50,000 people were stranded.

A large number of people were reported to be trapped around the holy town of Kedarnath, located in a valley, Uttarakhand.