Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue: All 41 workers pulled out from collapsed Silkyara tunnel after 17 days
Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue: Union Minister V K Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami welcomed the workers as National Disaster Response Force men brought them out through a steel chute that lined a 60-metre escape passage.
Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue: Rescue workers pulled out all 41 workers trapped in Uttarakand's Silkyara tunnel in a multi-agency rescue operation that hovered between hope and despair over almost 17 days.
Union Minister V K Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami welcomed the workers as National Disaster Response Force men brought them out through a steel chute that lined a 60-metre escape passage.
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हम सभी के लिए अत्यंत हर्ष का विषय है कि सिलक्यारा (उत्तरकाशी) में निर्माणाधीन टनल में फंसे सभी 41 श्रमिकों को सकुशल बाहर निकाल लिया गया है। सभी श्रमिक भाइयों का अस्थाई मेडिकल कैम्प में प्रारंभिक स्वास्थ्य… pic.twitter.com/iaBZ5RorK3
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) November 28, 2023
An ambulance with the first of the 41 workers left the mouth of the tunnel around 8 pm, about an hour after a group of rat-hole mining experts dug through the last stretch of rubble.
There was hugging and cheers as the ordeal ended. Outside the tunnel some people chanted “Har Har Mahadev” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai” Ambulances which had lined up at the tunnel ferried the workers to a community health centre where a special 41-bed ward had been set up.
I am completely relieved and happy as 41 trapped laborers in the Silkyara Tunnel Collapse have been successfully rescued.
This was a well-coordinated effort by multiple agencies, marking one of the most significant rescue operations in recent years. Various departments and…
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) November 28, 2023
Before this, the workers were given a quick medical checkup as they emerged out of the steel pipe. A portion of the tunnel collapsed on November 12, blocking the exit for the workers who were inside.
Food, medicines and other essentials were sent to them through a six-inch pipe pushed through the rubble of the collapsed portion.
उत्तरकाशी में हमारे श्रमिक भाइयों के रेस्क्यू ऑपरेशन की सफलता हर किसी को भावुक कर देने वाली है।
टनल में जो साथी फंसे हुए थे, उनसे मैं कहना चाहता हूं कि आपका साहस और धैर्य हर किसी को प्रेरित कर रहा है। मैं आप सभी की कुशलता और उत्तम स्वास्थ्य की कामना करता हूं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 28, 2023
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