November 15, 2023, 40 Indian workers remain trapped in a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.
The tunnel, which is being constructed for a national highway, collapsed on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Rescue efforts have been hampered by the unstable and dangerous conditions at the site. Rescue workers have been unable to reach the trapped workers due to the large amount of debris that has fallen into the tunnel.
Additionally, there is a risk of further collapse, which could endanger the lives of both the trapped workers and the rescue workers.
Despite the challenges, rescue workers are continuing to work tirelessly to reach the trapped workers. They are using heavy machinery to clear the debris and are also digging a new tunnel to reach the workers from another direction.
The families of the trapped workers are anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones. They are praying for their safe rescue and are grateful for the efforts of the rescue workers.
The collapse of the tunnel is a tragic event, and the Indian government has vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the collapse. The government has also promised to provide all necessary support to the families of the trapped workers.
Here are some additional details about the tunnel collapse:
The collapse occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
The tunnel is approximately 4.5 kilometers long and is being constructed for a national highway that is part of the Char Dham Hindu pilgrimage route.
There were approximately 50-60 workers on the night shift when the collapse occurred.
About 40 workers were trapped in the collapsed section of the tunnel.
Rescue workers have been able to establish contact with the trapped workers and are providing them with food, water, and oxygen through a pipe.
The collapse of the tunnel is a reminder of the dangers of construction work. It is important to take all necessary safety precautions to prevent such tragedies from happening.
I will continue to monitor the situation and update you on any new developments.