Jammu & Kashmir

Ramban tunnel collapse: Second body retrieved, rescue Op on

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: Rescuers have retrieved the body of another worker near Khoni Nallah area of Ramban after part of a tunnel collapsed while search continues for others who are trapped, officials said on Saturday.

“Second body retrieved from debris site at Khooni Nallah.Identity will be ascertained. Body being shifted to District Hospital”, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam said in a tweet.

On Friday (May 20) evening, landslide, prompted the authorities to suspend the rescue operation. It could not be resumed until this morning due to shooting of stones from the hillock, heavy rains and strong winds, officials said.

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