Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue : Rescue Operation for 41 Trapped Workers in Uttarakhand Tunnel Enters Day 12
Rescue Operation for 41 Trapped Workers in Uttarakhand Tunnel Enters Day 12 Rescuers Continue to Drill Through Rubble Amidst Hopes of Reaching Trapped Workers
Dehradun, November 26, 2023: Rescue operations to save 41 workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand entered Day 12 on Sunday, with rescuers continuing to drill through the rubble. The tunnel, which is part of a hydropower project, collapsed on November 12, trapping the workers inside.
The rescue operation has been challenging due to the depth of the collapse and the narrow space in the tunnel. However, rescuers have been working tirelessly, using specialized equipment to drill through the rubble and create a rescue shaft.
On Saturday, rescuers managed to insert a 45-meter-long pipe into the tunnel, reaching closer to the trapped workers. The pipe is being used to provide oxygen and supplies to the workers, as well as to communicate with them.
Officials have expressed hope that the workers will be rescued in the next few days. However, they have also cautioned that the rescue operation is still delicate and could take longer than expected.
The families of the trapped workers are anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones. They have been gathered at a camp near the tunnel site, waiting for any updates from the rescue team.
The Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue operation is a reminder of the importance of safety in construction work. It is also a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.