Rescue teams in Uttarakhand are in a race against time to save 41 construction workers who have been trapped for 10 days after a tunnel collapse. In a major breakthrough, rescuers managed to send a camera to the trapped workers this morning, capturing their visuals for the first time and providing relief to their families. The camera was sent through a six-inch pipe inserted through the rubble to deliver food. Rescue officials have been communicating with the workers using walkie-talkies, marking a significant development in the ongoing rescue operation.
The families of the trapped workers have been anxiously waiting outside the tunnel for any news. One worker’s brother, Vikram Singh, was able to briefly speak to him and was reassured of their safety. Officials have promised that the workers will be rescued soon. The workers have been trapped since November 12 when a portion of the tunnel collapsed.
The prolonged confinement of the workers in the tunnel has raised concerns about their health and well-being. Doctors have stressed the need for comprehensive rehabilitation, as the workers may require both mental and physical recovery due to their extended time underground.
Rescue teams have made significant progress, with a vertical drilling machine reaching the tunnel from the top. It took 13 hours and three vehicles to transport the machine to the site. The rescue operation is ongoing, with hopes of safely rescuing all the trapped workers.