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First footage emerges of trapped workers in collapsed Uttarakhand tunnel, released by rescuers

Images were recorded with an endoscopic camera sent through the alternative 6-inch food pipeline.

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Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), Nov 21 (The Street Press India) – On Tuesday, rescuers shared a video showing workers stuck in the Silkyara tunnel for 10 days. A small camera was used to capture images, sent through a 6-inch pipeline that went through the collapsed tunnel rubble on Monday.

The camera arrived from Delhi on Monday evening before being sent in. In the video, workers in yellow and white helmets are shown receiving food through the pipeline and communicating with each other.

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Families of the workers find great relief in this development.

NHIDCL Director Anshu Manish Khalkho previously mentioned that cameras would be placed through the pipeline to check on the well-being of the workers.

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Intensive rescue efforts are underway after parts of the tunnel collapsed due to a landslide on November 12, trapping 41 workers beneath a large pile of debris.

Until Monday, a four-inch tube was utilized to provide oxygen, along with essential items like dry fruits and medicines, to the part of the tunnel beyond the collapsed rubble.

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The six-inch pipeline enables rescuers to send larger amounts of food into the trapped area.

Officials report that through the new pipeline, food items such as porridge, khichdi, sliced apples, and bananas can be delivered. Additionally, mobile phones and chargers can be sent to the workers.

The Silkyara tunnel, located approximately 30 km from Uttarkashi’s district headquarters and a seven-hour drive from the Uttarakhand capital, Dehradun, is a crucial component of the central government’s ambitious Char Dham all-weather road project.

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Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddin
Sk Sahiluddin is a seasoned journalist and media professional with a passion for delivering accurate and impactful news coverage to a global audience. As the Editor of The Street Press India, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the editorial direction and ensuring the highest journalistic standards are upheld.
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