Rescue workers in India are hoping that new drill equipment will help them reach 40 workers who have been trapped in a tunnel for over a week.
The workers were trapped when a portion of a tunnel under construction in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand collapsed on November 16.
Rescue efforts have been hampered by the difficult terrain and the risk of further tunnel collapses.
However, the arrival of new drill equipment from New Delhi has raised hopes that the workers can be rescued.
The new drill is expected to be able to bore a hole into the collapsed tunnel large enough for rescuers to enter.
The drill is also equipped with cameras and sensors that will help rescuers locate the trapped workers.
Rescue workers are working as quickly as possible to reach the trapped workers.
However, they are aware that the longer the workers are trapped, the less likely they are to survive.
The families of the trapped workers are anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones.
They are praying for a miracle and hoping that the new drill equipment will help rescue the workers.