All 41 Indian workers trapped in tunnel for 17 days rescued: minister

Published On: November 29, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SILKYARA TUNNEL , India, Nov 30: Indian rescuers have safely brought out all 41 workers from a collapsed Himalayan road tunnel after a marathon 17-day engineering operation to free them, a minister said Tuesday.

"I am completely relieved and happy as 41 trapped labourers in the Silkyara Tunnel Collapse have been successfully rescued," Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said in a statement. "This was a well-coordinated effort by multiple agencies, marking one of the most significant rescue operations in recent years."

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