Jammu & Kashmir

Ramban tunnel collapse: Rescue operation continues on 2nd day to locate missing workers

Men and machinery on spot as rescue operation enters second day following under construction tunnel collapse in JK’s Ramban. [FPK Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Ramban: Authorities resumed rescue operations on Saturday early morning to trace nine workers who went missing after an under-construction tunnel near Khoni Nallah area of Ramban district collapsed Thursday night, officials said.

“Rescue operation for nine missing persons who are believed to be trapped inside debris at Khooni Nallah adit tunnel site has begun at 5:30 am early morning and continues, ” officials told Kashmir News Observer.

They said NDRF, SDRF, QRT and Army have been deployed at the tunnel collapse site for the ongoing search and rescue operation. Landslide and rains at the spot hindered rescue operations yesterday, they informed.

Around 10:15 pm on Thursday, the audit tunnel of T3 on the highway near Khooni Nallah in Ramban collapsed, trapping 11-12 workers of Sarla Company working there.

A worker, hailing from West Bengal was killed and three others were rescued, while nine others are still believed to be trapped.

Meanwhile, Traffic is plying on Srinagar-Jammu highway today and vehicles are moving smoothly.


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