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Uttarakhand: Rescue teams fight extreme conditions to evacuate those stranded

India | IBNLive.com | June 22, 2013, 10:30 am
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 Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans distribute medicines and food to stranded pilgrims during the rescue operations at Gauri Kund.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans distribute medicines and food to stranded pilgrims during the rescue operations at Gauri Kund.

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 With around 4,000 still trapped at Badrinath, the Army say the whole operation will likely take five to six days to finish.

With around 4,000 still trapped at Badrinath, the Army say the whole operation will likely take five to six days to finish.

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 A helipad is constructed near the Kedarnath temple and rescue operations will continue on Saturday while Navy divers have been deployed as well.

A helipad is constructed near the Kedarnath temple and rescue operations will continue on Saturday while Navy divers have been deployed as well.

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 Those rescued are being sent back home on special trains from Dehradun and Haridwar free of cost.

Those rescued are being sent back home on special trains from Dehradun and Haridwar free of cost.

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 Rescue teams may only have a brief window to conclude operations as the Met department forecasts heavy showers again on Monday.

Rescue teams may only have a brief window to conclude operations as the Met department forecasts heavy showers again on Monday.

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 Over 30,000 people have been evacuated and thousands still remain stranded in different parts of the state.

Over 30,000 people have been evacuated and thousands still remain stranded in different parts of the state.

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 The Army has confirmed that 18,000 people were rescued by road and almost 1,300 by Army and private helicopters from various areas around Uttarkashi.

The Army has confirmed that 18,000 people were rescued by road and almost 1,300 by Army and private helicopters from various areas around Uttarkashi.

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 Over 556 bodies have been recovered in the state so far but there are reports that more could be buried under the debris.

Over 556 bodies have been recovered in the state so far but there are reports that more could be buried under the debris.

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