Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue: The first visuals of the trapped workers have emerged as rescue teams try to establish contact with them. Efforts to rescue 41 stranded laborers in Uttarakhand have entered their 10th day. Endoscopic flexi camera has reached the trapped laborers. A vertical drilling machine from the upper part of the hill has reached Silkyara Tunnel and is trying to bring out the trapped laborers. Teams are working day and night for this. Outside.
On Tuesday, rescue workers tried to contact the workers through walkie-talkies. In the video, the trapped workers were smiling and their mental condition was stable. Workers were given a walkie-talkie through the 6-inch pipeline to allow them to communicate with rescuers. One of the trapped victims has been identified as Saba, PTI reported.
Drilling machines, which will be used to dig a vertical shaft into the collapsed tunnel, have arrived at the site.
#Watch , Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) Tunnel Rescue. The first pictures of the trapped workers emerge as rescue teams try to establish contact with them. Endoscopic flexi camera reached the trapped workers. pic.twitter.com/5VBzSicR6A
– ANI (@ANI) 21 November 2023
“We have hope but I will be satisfied when I talk to them,” a family member of a worker trapped in the Silkyara tunnel told ANI.
#Watch , Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) Tunnel Rescue. “We have hope but I will be satisfied only when I talk to them,” says a family member of a worker trapped in the Silkyara tunnel.
The first visuals of the trapped workers emerged this morning as an endoscopic flexi camera… pic.twitter.com/PURSsr1iWy
– ANI (@ANI) 21 November 2023
On Monday, officials said the Indian Air Force airlifted 36 tonnes of critical equipment to aid ongoing operations. Rescue teams began laying pipelines inside the Silkyara tunnel on Monday as the work continued into the night.
Officials got their first breakthrough on Monday when they managed to install a 6-inch pipeline in the collapsed tunnel. This occurred when international tunneling expert Arnold Dix, of the Geneva-based International Tunneling and Underground Space Association, joined efforts to review and guide operations.
#Watch , Uttarkashi Tunnel Accident: Rescue team has started the work of laying pipeline inside Silkyara Tunnel.
(view inside the tunnel) pic.twitter.com/U1R419HauM
– ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) 21 November 2023
Specifically, the pipeline will be used to supply food, medicines and other essential commodities to workers.
“We have achieved our first breakthrough, for which we were striving for the last nine days and this was our first priority. A 6-inch pipe has been installed and they (trapped workers) can hear us through it. Now we will provide them with food and medical supplies through that pipe,” Anshu Manish Khalkho, director of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), said, according to PTI.
The Indian Air Force has also joined the efforts as its C-17 and two C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft lifted 36 tonnes of critical equipment on Monday, PTI quoted officials as saying.
“#IAF assistance to rescue operations in Uttarkashi continues. Employing one C-17 and two C-130 J aircraft, IAF airlifted 36 tonnes of critical equipment today. IAF #HADROps will continue until all Equipment not delivered,” IAF shared on Twitter
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