Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: Rescued India workers tell of yoga and phone games

 


 


By Cherylann Mollan
BBC News, Mumbai

The 41 Indian workers rescued from a tunnel in Uttarakhand state after being trapped inside for 17 days are safe and recuperating in hospital.

In a video released to the media, they can be seen eating on their hospital beds and appear to be in good spirits.

The workers got trapped inside the tunnel on 12 November after a portion of it collapsed due to a landslide.

They were freed on Tuesday evening after a mammoth rescue operation that overcame many obstacles.

There was a sense of national relief after rescuers pulled out the last of the 41 men from the tunnel amid darkness.

They were wheeled out on stretchers through a 90cm (3ft) pipe that had been inserted through a wall of debris that was blocking them in.

This happy conclusion came after a day filled with anticipation, as authorities announced that there had been a breakthrough in the rescue operations.

The 41 Indian workers rescued from a tunnel in Uttarakhand state after being trapped inside for 17 days are safe and recuperating in hospital.

In a video released to the media, they can be seen eating on their hospital beds and appear to be in good spirits.

The workers got trapped inside the tunnel on 12 November after a portion of it collapsed due to a landslide.

They were freed on Tuesday evening after a mammoth rescue operation that overcame many obstacles.

There was a sense of national relief after rescuers pulled out the last of the 41 men from the tunnel amid darkness.

They were wheeled out on stretchers through a 90cm (3ft) pipe that had been inserted through a wall of debris that was blocking them in.

This happy conclusion came after a day filled with anticipation, as authorities announced that there had been a breakthrough in the rescue operations.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-67563170


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