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Uttarakhand tragedy: final list of missing released

PTI  Dehradun, September 17, 2013
First Published: 15:23 IST(17/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:56 IST(17/9/2013)

The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand's catastrophic flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state government releasing a final list of 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the calamity.

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Uttar Pradesh accounts for the highest number of people missing, officials said in Dehradun today.

The verified final list released yesterday includes 421 children out of which 168 are from Uttarakhand followed by 96 from Uttar Pradesh, 34 from Rajasthan and 32 from Delhi, they said.

The list verified in consultation with top authorities in different states and neighbouring Nepal has been issued on the basis of FIRs lodged at various police stations across the state's 13 districts and at Uttarakhand Missing Persons Cell in Dehradun, officials said.

The maximum number of people reported missing are from Uttar Pradesh (1,150), followed by Uttarakhand (852), Madhya Pradesh (542), Rajasthan (511), Delhi (216), Maharashtra (163) , Gujarat (129), Haryana (112), Nepal (92), Andhra Pradesh (86), Bihar (58), Jharkhand (40), West Bengal (36), Punjab (33) Chhattisgarh (29), Orissa (26), Tamil Nadu (14), Karnataka (14), Meghalaya (6), Chandigarh (4) Jammu and Kashmir (3), Kerala (2), Puducherry (1) and Assam (1).

It is the final verified list as in many cases family members and relatives of those missing had lodged FIRs in more than one police station, officials said.

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