Uttarkashi tunnel collapse

Rat-hole mining: A banned hazardous practice saves 41 lives

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, rescue teams successfully drilled through the 60-metre expanse of debris in the collapsed Silkyara tunnel. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members accessed the steel chute, which was inserted into the drilled passage in the preceding days, to systematically bring out the trapped workers individually. After a challenging 17 ordeal, pipes […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: All 41 workers rescued

NEW DELHI: Following 17 days of toil, National Disaster Management Authorities officials have confirmed that all trapped workers have been rescued from the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.   Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was also present at the site to greet the rescued workers, alongside Minister of State VK Singh. During […]

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: “Trapped workers very happy,” says ex-advisor to PM

UTTARKASHI: With the 41 workers still trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend-Balkot Tunnel since November 12, the former advisor to the Prime Minister, Bhaskar Khulbe said that the workers were very happy inside.   On the 15th day of workers being stuck inside, Khulbe told The New Indian, “The workers are very happy there and are […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Pipework completed, 41 trapped workers to be rescued shortly

UTTARKASHI: During the course of the rescue operation, an official source told The New Indian that the pipework has been completed and the 41 trapped workers will be rescued shortly from Uttarkashi’s collapsed tunnel.   A major breakthrough is expected on the 17th day of the 41 workers being trapped inside the Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel, […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Workers’ resilience shines as trapped miner inspires hope

UTTARKASHI: As the clock ticked past 14 days since the devastating collapse of the Silkyara Bend Barkot tunnel, trapping 41 workers, one man, Gabbar Singh Negi, emerged as a beacon of strength for his fellow workers.   Hailing from Uttarakhand, Negi, who has found himself trapped for the second time, is playing a crucial role in […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: 41 trapped workers playing hide and seek for mental stability

UTTARKASHI: Playing hide and seek, and other games has enabled the 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Bend – Barkot Tunnel to keep their mental health in check as said by Uttarkashi district’s Chief Medical Officer RCF Panwar, on Friday. The CMO and his team have been in constant touch with the trapped workers.  Panwar […]

Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Trapped workers receive essential supplies via 4-inch compressor pipeline

NEW DELHI: In the aftermath of the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse, the local administration is engaged in a relentless rescue operation to save the lives of 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara Tunnel. The local authorities are currently constructing a vertical rescue tunnel at the site to extricate the workers safely. Underscoring their commitment to preserving lives, […]