Scientists in India are embarking on a project this period,  they will extract DNA from more than 30 skeletons which were suspected victims that engaged in the devastating floods that took place in 2013 in the northern state of Uttarakhand, according to police reports.
  This skeletons were discovered by trekkers in previous weekd on a road which links two of the worst affected areas in Uttarakhand, the Authorities do confirmed that about 600 people died in the floods,  which the body wasn't found.
After this reports, the government later said that more than 5,700 people were missing after the flood in that particular region and they are to be presumed dead. However, the authorities later surface and explain that the exact number of deaths may never be known, that all are estimates.
Many dead bodies involved in the flood were washed away or remain buried under debris, Some were recovered in the rivers downstream from the flood zone and cremated in the places where they were gotten from.
"We have constantly accepted the fact that there are dead bodies buried under the huge pile of debris which came with the 2013 flood. According to The state government they continues to launch combing operations to trace skeletons on a regular basis," Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat told the BBC's Raju Gusain.
"that they have found 31 skeletons in the latest operation research they did. They do say 'We have completed the last rites of 23 and will cremate the other eight in a day or two, after completing the DNA sampling process.".
The trekkers found the remains last week on a 27km (16-mile) route between a shrine in Kedarnath and the temple town of Trijuginarayan, based on the reports credited.
"It appears that most of the skeletons were of local travellers who were familiar with this route. Pilgrims must have followed suit, watching the locals," Atul Jamloki, a member of the trekking group, told The Hindustan Times newspaper.
Stranded pilgrims wait for their turn to be evacuated in an Indian Air Force helicopter at Badrinath on 29 June 2013.
Although More than 100,000 people were rescued from the Himalayan mountains after the floods and landslides that occurred affected more than 4,000 villages. What a great flood.
The 2013 early monsoon rains in the Uttarakhand region were described as the heaviest in the past 80 years.
Some swollen rivers swept away entire villages in the state, where there were many travellers in what was peak tourist season.
This event that happened in 2013 was devastating but I do ask why do scientist want to join this DNA? I will like you to share your own point of view.

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