Jammu & Kashmir

Ramban tunnel collapse: Six bodies retrieved so far, rescue Op on

Men and machinery on spot to rescue trapped workers in Ramban following a collapse of an under construction tunnel.

Ramban: Six dead bodies have been retrieved from the debris of an under-construction tunnel that collapsed near Khooni Nallah area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said.

An official told Free Press Kashmir that six bodies have been retrieved and subsequently shifted to District Hospital Ramban for further formalities. He added that the traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway has not been hampered by the incident as vehicles are plying smoothly.

Meanwhile, a Twitter handle of Ramban Police also confirmed the retrieving of six bodies from the spot. “Six bodies have been retrieved so far and shifted to District Hospital Ramban. NH-44 open for vehicular movement,” it mentioned.

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

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

Meanwhile, 10 persons have sustained injuries after a head-on collision between two vehicles- Sumo and tanker- occurred in Parnote area of Ramsu in Ramban, officials said. The injured persons were later shifted to the hospital for treatment.


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