Death toll in Kashmir tunnel collapse climbs to 10 | News

The under-construction tunnel is a part of a freeway community of bridges and tunnels within the strategic Himalayan area.

Rescuers have discovered the our bodies of 9 extra employees in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the demise toll to 10.

The tunnel kinds a part of a mountainous freeway system that was below development within the Himalayan area when it collapsed on Thursday night time.

The physique of 1 employee was recovered Friday.

Aamir Ali, an official on the authorities’s catastrophe administration division, stated on Saturday that the our bodies of all lacking employees have been recovered.

Emergency crews had used heavy equipment to clear the wreckage on the web site of the collapse in southern Ramban district the place the under-construction tunnel kinds a part of an unlimited community of bridges and tunnels on the strategic freeway that connects two key cities of Srinagar and Jammu within the disputed area.

Officers stated the part that collapsed was an strategy tunnel used for air flow and transferring provides and gear to the primary, under-construction tunnel.

Rescue work on the web site of the collapse was hampered on Friday by a landslide near the tunnel’s entrance.

A damaged truck is buried under rocks and stones from the rubble of a collapsed tunnel in Ramban district, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on May 20, 2022 [Dar Yasin/AP]
A broken truck is buried below rocks and stones from the rubble of a collapsed tunnel in Ramban district, south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir on Could 20, 2022 [Dar Yasin/AP]

Video footage from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police confirmed individuals being helped to security as a piece of the hillside simply outdoors the tunnel’s entrance begins to slip away.

Three employees are being handled in hospital, Aamir Ali stated.

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