New Delhi: The government seems to be hiding actual data regarding the people who lost their lives in the havoc created by the deluge in Kedarnath on June 16 and 17.

According to the government’s statistics, the death toll is 1,000, whereas over 2,000 people of more than 80 villages in Kedarnath valley are yet to be traced.

Kedarnath disaster presents a shoddy picture of government agencies which lacked the coordination while carrying out the rescue operations in the hours of crisis.

When Rambara and Kedarnath witnessed massive trail of destruction on June 16, Ukhimath Assistant District Magistrate Rakesh Tiwari and Deputy Superintendent of Police Rameshwar Dimri were present in Kedarnath.

More than 2,000 people are still missing from Kedarnath, Rambara, Gaurikund and another 500 from other areas of the state.

According to another data, more than 10,000 tourists were present at the Holy shrine of Kedarnath. Meanwhile 750 people of different states, including Uttarakhand have lodged complaints regarding their missing relatives.

Besides, an IAS officer, engaged in the relief and rescue operations in Guptkashi has also admitted that the administration received information on the tragedy pretty late.

JPN/Bureau

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