Rescue teams are engaged in horizontal drilling to rescue those trapped in the Uttarakhand tunnel.
A rescue team official said that it is not possible to conclude when the drilling work will be completed and the rescue team is still engaged in the work.
Speaking in this regard, National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Syed Asnan, said this is not an easy challenge. So we try all possibilities. All teams are engaged in clearing tunnel debris. This is all that can be said for sure for now. So, it is impossible to say how many hours it will be.
Drinking water and oxygen are being provided to those trapped in the mine. Provision is also made for food and lighting. The families of those trapped in the mine have been accommodated in nearby hostels. He noted that some spoke to their families.
About 4.5 KM in Silkyara area of Uttarakhand district Uttarakhand. A two-way tunnel under construction collapsed following a sudden landslide on the 12th.
41 workers who were working inside the tunnel were trapped behind heavy debris. Multi-pronged efforts are underway to rescue them safely.
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