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Uttarakhand tunnel collapse Highlights: Govt releases regionwise list of trapped workers

Nov 21, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Uttarakhand tunnel crash Highlights: One step closer to rescue trapped workers, the operation still faces lots of challenges.

Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: In a small but significant victory for the administration, the rescuers were able to push a wider and more accommodating pipe through the rubble of the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse to make sure that the 41 trapped workers have access to more food, water and oxygen.

This picture released by Department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR) Uttarakhand and taken with endoscopic camera on November 21, 2023 shows a group of workers trapped inside the under-construction tunnel, days after it collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of India's Uttarakhand state.
This picture released by Department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR) Uttarakhand and taken with endoscopic camera on November 21, 2023 shows a group of workers trapped inside the under-construction tunnel, days after it collapsed in the Uttarkashi district of India's Uttarakhand state. (via HT)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took stock of the situation on Monday when he called Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, ensuring all the support from the Centre to carry out the rescue operations. Meanwhile, the DRDO has also reached the crash site, launching mini-drones and robots to make sure that the operations are carried out smoothly.

The administration is currently carrying out a five-point plan to drill a rescue tunnel for the trapped workers. Vertical drilling will commence from three different points of the hill, reaching the trapped men in 2-3 days, as per the estimation given by Centre.

Uttarkashi's under-construction Silkyara-Barkot tunnel collapsed on November 12, around 5:30am, trapping 41 workers in the rubble. The rescue operations are being carried out by NDRF, SDRF and other central and state bodies.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Nov 21, 2023 10:14 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: We gave 150 packets, all easy-to-digest food, says owner of hotel that prepared food

    While conducting the rescue mission for the 41 trapped workers in the collapsed under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi, the government provided adequate food for them on Tuesday.

    Abhishek Ramola, owner of the hotel where food for the trapped people was prepared, said, “We have cooked food for the people trapped inside. We are giving rice and paneer today in the food. We have made around 150 packets for them. All items have been prepared under the supervision of the doctor...We have given all easy-to-digest food.”

    (ANI)

  • Nov 21, 2023 08:08 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE updates: Visuals of food being packed for the workers trapped

  • Nov 21, 2023 06:11 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE updates: Govt releases regionwise list of trapped workers

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: Uttarakhand government on Tuesday released the regionwise list of trapped 41 workers in the partially collapsed under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi. The list goes like:

    Jharkhand - 15

    Uttarakhand - 2

    Himachal - 1

    Uttar Pradesh - 8

    Bihar - 5

    West Bengal - 3

    Assam - 2

    Odisha - 5

  • Nov 21, 2023 05:16 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: How did the workers get trapped? Expert says…

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: Naresh Rana, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Delhi University, spoke about the tunnel collapse and the workers trapped in Uttarkashi, saying, “The incident took place when people (workers) were probably replacing the temporary support system with the permanent lining. There is a lot of pressure in underground tunnels, and when we excavate those tunnels, this pressure gets disturbed, and we have to divert it along certain structures.”

    (PTI)

  • Nov 21, 2023 03:03 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: ‘It is a national effort, we are getting all support required’ ONGC official on rescue operation

  • Nov 21, 2023 02:33 PM IST

    Uttarkashi tunnel collapse LIVE: 'Action will be taken, but priority now is to save workers,' says CM Dhami

    Uttarkashi tunnel collapse LIVE: Addressing the media on Tuesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that while there will be a thorough investigation into the ‘suspicions’, the immediate priority is the rescue of the 41 workers trapped inside the partially collapsed tunnel section.

    When questioned about a future investigation into the Uttarkashi tunnel incident, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, "Action will definitely be taken against all suspicions but right now the priority is for all workers to come out safely..."

  • Nov 21, 2023 02:12 PM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: ‘Have been talking to him everyday,’ says brother of trapped worker

    Uttarakhand tunnel collapse LIVE: Indrajit Kumar, brother of a trapped worker inside the collapsed part of Silkyara tunnel said that he has been talking to him everyday and that all the workers are safe there.

    "I have been talking to him everyday. Today also I talked via the big pipe which was inserted. They all are safe inside," Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.

  • Nov 21, 2023 01:19 PM IST

    Drilling of rubble to commence on Day 10 of Uttarakhand tunnel rescue ops

    It is expected that the drilling from the Silkyara side will commence on Day 10 of the rescue operations of Uttarakhand tunnel collapse, to save the lives of 41 trapped workers.

  • Nov 21, 2023 12:09 PM IST

    CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Uttarakhand tunnel collapse

    Uttarakhand PM Pushkar Singh Dhami talked about the progress made in the rescue operations for the 41 trapped workers. He said now workers are able to get cooked food through a pipe, and Centre has provided all their assistance to help the state.

  • Nov 21, 2023 11:12 AM IST

    Vertical drilling to start soon, rescue likely in 4-5 days

    International tunneling expert Arnold Dix has said that the vertical drilling to rescue the 41 trapped workers will start soon, as it is important that it is done keeping in mind utmost precaution and safety.

  • Nov 21, 2023 10:35 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel crash LIVE: PM Modi calls CM Dhami again

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami again on Tuesday to track the progress of the tunnel collapse rescue operations.

  • Nov 21, 2023 10:11 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel crash LIVE: Two-sided escape route for workers

    The rescue team is in the process of drilling an escape route from two sides to aide the 41 trapped workers, who are currently being fed through a smaller 6-inch supply pipe.

  • Nov 21, 2023 09:33 AM IST

    Rescue team may send mobiles inside collapsed Uttarakhand tunnel

    After an endoscopy camera, the rescue teams are planning on sending mobile phones inside the collapsed tunnel in an effort to help the trappen workers speak to their families.

  • Nov 21, 2023 09:08 AM IST

    Uttarakhand HC seeks response from Centre over tunnel collapse

    Uttarakhand HC has given Centre 48 hours to issue a response regarding what measures have been taken to rescue the 41 workers trapped in the rubble of the tunnel collapse in Uttarkashi.

  • Nov 21, 2023 08:46 AM IST

    Endoscopy camera leads to breakthrough in Uttarakhand tunnel crash

    An endoscopy camera was used to navigate through the rubble and grab the first visuals of the trapped workers in the Uttarakhand tunnel collapse in 10 days.

  • Nov 21, 2023 08:22 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel LIVE: First images of trapped workers released

    The first visuals of the 41 workers trapped inside the rubble was released by the rescue operatives after a six inch pipe was inserted through the crash to reach the trapped men.

  • Nov 21, 2023 07:48 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel crash LIVE: Rescue workers try to make contact with trapped men

    The rescue workers on site have been trying to establish a clearer contact with the trapped men inside the rubble.

  • Nov 21, 2023 07:37 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel crash LIVE updates: Boring to resume soon

    The horizontal boring and vertical drilling to build a 53 meter tunnel for rescuing trapped workers is set to resume soon. The procedure was halted after hitting a minor snag, for the safety of those trapped inside.

  • Nov 21, 2023 07:30 AM IST

    Uttarakhand tunnel crash LIVE updates: 6-inch pipe inserted in rubble

    In a small victory, a wider 6-inch pipe was inserted into the rubble to make sure that the supply of food, oxygen, water and medical supplies is increased for the 41 trapped workers.

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