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2 killed, 12 injured as tunnel collapses in J&K

The men were digging the tunnel in the Doda district of Jammu-Kashmir when it collapsed.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 12:04 IST

A tunnel being built in Doda has collapsed, killing two construction workers and injuring 12 others, police said on Monday. The men were digging the tunnel in the Doda district of Jammu-Kashmir when it collapsed, burying them under an avalanche of mud and stones late on Sunday, said District Superintendent of Police Manohar Singh.

Villagers and police have already pulled the bodies out. Three men with life-threatening injuries were airlifted to Jammu, Singh said.

The area is about 210 kilometers northeast of Jammu. The tunnel was part of an infrastructure development project near the 390-megawatt Dulhasti hydroelectric project.