One more body fished out from turbulent Paravati River



    River Paravati, which got its name from consort of Lord Shiva is under turbulence due to heavy rainfall in its catchment as one more body of missing thirty four  pilgrims have been fished out by the rescue party this morning.

    Deputy Commissioner Kullu told media persons that until now eleven deceased have been retrieved and so far one body was recovered yesterday.

    Four injured have been admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, confirmed a Punjab government spokesperson.

    The bus carrying over 60 pilgrims had skidded off the road and plunged into Parvati River on Thursday evening near Bhuntar in Kullu district.

    Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister was keeping a close watch on rescue and relief operations being carried out by the National Disaster Response Force Teams (NDRF) in close coordination with Himachal Pradesh government.

    As per the reports received from Punjab Inspector General Rakesh Chandra, who has been deputed to coordinate the relief and rescue operations confirm that twenty-one were injured but seventeen have been discharged so far. While thirty-four people are missing and out of which eleven bodies have been recovered and handed over to their family members.

    Mr. Chandra has informed the government that NDRF teams have not yet got any major breakthrough in locating the bodies or the bus because of muddy water and strong current but control rooms have been set up at both these dams. However relatives of victims are still camping on the spot and waiting for information and identifying the bodies that have been recovered.

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