Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: 41 workers rescued successfully after being trapped for 17 days

On Tuesday 41 workers were successfully evacuated from the Silkyara Tunnel collapse site. 

Published on Nov 29, 2023 11:12 AM IST 8 Photos

All 41 construction workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel for more than two weeks were successfully rescued from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday evening. Officials said all the workers made it through the ordeal in good health. (AP)

Uttarakhand minister Prem Chand Aggarwal on Wednesday said that all 41 workers who were rescued after 17 days, are happy and doing well now. (PTI)

The rescued workers were draped in orange marigold flower garlands and were greeted by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister VK Singh. (PTI)


Following the safe evacuation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the courage and patience of the trapped workers and their families and the bravery and determination of the rescue personnel. (PTI)

Rescued workers during a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after they were successfully rescued.(PTI)