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- 2 of 4Death toll risesThe toll in the unprecedented tragedy has risen to 680 with 123 bodies being recovered from Kedarnath area and Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna saying the casualty figures may touch the 1,000 mark given the massive scale of devastation.(In picture: a dead body lies outside the Kedarnath temple)
- 3 of 4“In the hour of crisis, the entire nation stands in solidarity with the people of the state,” Ms. Soni, AICC General Secretary and incharge of Congress president’s Office, said on her arrival here.A long-term plan is in the offing to reconstruct and renovate areas near the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath which bore the brunt of the calamity, she said.About 500 pilgrims may still be stranded in Junglechetti area of Rudraprayag district and efforts are on to evacuate them as early as possible, the ITBP DIG said.Two helipads have been built at Gauri Gaon and Rambada area near Kedarnath.
- 4 of 4Bahuguna also said the rehabilitation of Kedarnath shrine is a top priority of the government and it will be carried out after taking suggestions from the Archaeological Survey of India.Disaster management authorities here said the focus has shifted to Badrinath where nearly 7,000-8,000 pilgrims are still stuck, as Kedarnath Valley has been totally cleared of stranded pilgrims.They have been provided with enough food material and medicines, the authorities said.This was suggested by the Sant Samaj when Bahuguna and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde met them in Haridwar on Saturday.
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