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Indian officials greet workers rescued from tunnel collapse

29 November 2023
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2023-11-29 09:54

All 41 construction workers were trapped in a collapse tunnel in India for more than two weeks were pulled out on Tuesday.

Chief Minister of Uttarakh and and other officials greeted all workers rescued from the collapsed road tunnel after 17-day engineering operation to free them. The rescued men were welcomed as heroes after being hauled through 57 meters of steel pipe on stretchers specially fitted with wheels.

Officials put flowers around the necks of the workers as the crowd celebrated with firecrackers. The rescued workers were treated inside the 13-meter-wide tunnel. After a first health check, they were taken to a hospital."Their condition is first-class and absolutely fine" said a rescue team leader.

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