Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Rescue team releases first visuals of trapped workersAbdul Gh Lone 21 November 2023 0 COMMENTS
Days after an under-construction tunnel collapsed in Uttarakhand, rescue officials on Tuesday released the first visuals of the workers trapped inside.
A part of an under-construction tunnel on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway collapsed in the early hours of November 12, trapping 41 workers. The tunnel is part of the Char Dham Road Project to build all-weather roads in Uttarakhand.
On Tuesday morning, the rescue team sent an endoscopic camera through an alternative six-inch pipeline and spoke with the workers. They were also provided with a walkie-talkie to communicate with the team.
आप भी देखें सिलक्यारा टनल में फंसे श्रमिको की लाइव तस्वीरें। टनल में भेजा गया एंडोस्कोप कैमरा, टनल के अंदर सभी श्रमिक सुरक्षित। pic.twitter.com/qIhXOO3xut
— Uttarakhand DIPR (@DIPR_UK) November 21, 2023
Breakfast was prepared for the workers and sent in through the pipeline, reported ANI. For the first time since the collapse, they were able to get solid food on Monday. They were also given mobile chargers to establish communication with the families.
#WATCH | Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) tunnel rescue | Rescue team officials establish audio-visual contact with the workers trapped in the tunnel for the first time, through the pipeline and endoscopic flexi camera.
(Video Source: District Information Officer) pic.twitter.com/JKtAtHQtN4
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2023
The 53-metre-long and six-inch-wide pipeline was pushed through the rubble of the collapsed…