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Uttarakhand Landslide: Two More Bodies Retrieved, Death Toll Rises To 79

The corpses were pulled out of the rubble by rescuers a short distance away from their village on Thursday.

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Officials on Friday confirmed that corpses of two more persons, who went missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Chamoli district on October 19, have been retrieved which took the cumulative toll in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand to 79.

According to the officials, their bodies were pulled out of the rubble by rescuers a short distance away from their village on Thursday, officials said.

The two had gone to fix a drinking water pipeline near their village when they got buried in the debris of a landslide, they said.

They were identified as 48-year-old Bharat Singh Negi and 33-year-old Virendra Singh, who were residents of Dungri village.
 Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had met their kin in the village recently to commiserate with them. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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