Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Workers protest at accident site

The workers staged a protest at the accident site where the relief and rescue is going on Uttarakhand and demanded immediate evacuation

Uttarkashi: The workers staged a protest at the accident site where the relief and rescue is going on Uttarakhand on Wednesday.

The workers demanded immediate evacuation of their fellow workers and raised slogans, “Hamare aadmi nikalo..” (Take out our men..).

Operations to rescue 40 labourers trapped under a collapsed tunnel’s debris here for over 70 hours have been hampered after a landslide at the site and technical issues in a drilling machine being used to create an escape passage, officials said.

As the rescue operation entered its fourth day, the drilling machine and its platform were dismantled.

Meanwhile, eight workers from the state, who were among those trapped in the Uttarakhand tunnel collapse have been safely rescued.

All those who had been trapped in the collapsed under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi, are safe and efforts are on for their safe return the UP government added.

Of the eight trapped workers from Uttar Pradesh, six are from Shravasti and one each from Lakhimpur Kheri and Mirzapur. The district administration in the three districts met the families of the respective workers and updated them about the safety and rescue work going on, the statement noted.

As many as 40 workers are trapped in the tunnel which collapsed after a landslide on Sunday.

Also Read: Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: All Eight Trapped UP Workers Safe

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