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Trapped Labourers Rescued from Uttarakhand Tunnel, First Images Emerge

The first images of the laborers trapped for over a week in the under-construction Silkyara Bend – Barkot tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district have emerged, revealing that all of them are safe. The footage, captured using an endoscopic flexi camera, showed the workers in good condition, bringing relief to their families.

The trapped labourers were contacted through WiFi walkie-talkies, expressing the urgency of evacuation. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami engaged with officials overseeing the site. The incident occurred on November 12 when a section of the under-construction tunnel collapsed due to debris falling in a 60-meter stretch on the Silkyara side.