The workers trapped in the Uttarkashi tunnel were contacted, thus they alerted the rescue team

Uttarkashi Tunnel Accident.  India TV Hindi.

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Uttarkashi Tunnel Accident.

Rescue work continues after an accident inside a tunnel on the national highway in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. In the accident that took place yesterday, around 35 to 40 laborers were trapped inside the under-construction tunnel between Sulkiara-Dandalgaon when a part collapsed. Since there was no contact with the workers yesterday, it seemed that something untoward had happened. However, now the workers trapped in the tunnel have been contacted.

The rescue operation is going on fast.

Around 174 workers were working in the tunnel during the night. When the accident happened, the night shift workers were coming out and the morning shift workers were going in. Then the accident happened at a distance of about 270 meters from the face of the tunnel. Since the incident, rescue operations have been going on but so far no major success has been achieved. Along with NDRF, SDRF, ITBP personnel are also engaged in rescue operations. Along with this, the local administration is also present at the spot and helping in the rescue.

Workers are safe

PRD jawan Ranveer Singh, who is engaged in the rescue operation after the accident in Uttarkashi tunnel, has said that the work is going on fast and everyone is working very hard. We were sad yesterday because we were not able to talk to the stranded people. But then we are able to talk to them. A person said that the people trapped inside have signaled to be safe by running the water pump.

PM Modi took the information

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to get information about the accident situation in Uttarkashi. PM Modi has taken complete information regarding the rescue operation from the state CM Dhami and has assured the Uttarakhand government of all possible help from the central government.

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