Uttarakhand tunnel mishap: Odisha CM expresses concern over safety trapped labourers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep concern over the safety of the labourers who are trapped inside the collapsed under-construction tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep concern over the safety of the labourers who are trapped inside the collapsed under-construction tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Patnaik also prayed for the safety and speedy rescue the 40 workers including five from Odisha who have been trapped inside the tunnel.

Taking to his X handle, Patnaik said, “Deeply concerned to know that several workers including workers from #Odisha have been trapped following collapse of an under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi, #Uttarakhand. Praying for the safe and speedy rescue of all the workers.”

The five Odia workers who are trapped inside the tunnel are Biseshwar Nayak and Raju Nayak from Mayurbhanj, Tapan Mandal and Bhagban Batra from Nabarangpur and Dhiren from Kuldiha.

It is to be noted here that the Uttarakhand tunnel mishap took place yesterday following which rescue efforts by personnel from multiple agencies including the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire brigade was initiated to rescue the 40 trapped workers.

All the labourers trapped inside the tunnel are said to be safe.

Also Read: 5 Odias Among 40 Trapped In Tunnel Collapse In Uttarakhand

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