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Indian rescuers close to reaching 41 trapped workers 

 Published: 13:38, 28 November 2023

Indian rescuers close to reaching 41 trapped workers 

Indian rescue team employing manual digging methods, are now within a mere five meters of reaching the 41 individuals trapped in a collapsed road tunnel for the past 17 days. 

Providing an update on Tuesday, officials expressed optimism about an imminent breakthrough in the ongoing rescue efforts.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarakhand state conveyed to reporters at the site that an escape passage has been meticulously prepared, reaching a depth of 52 meters (approximately 170 feet) inside the tunnel. The breakthrough point is anticipated to be at 57 meters (approximately 187 feet). While refraining from specifying a precise timeframe, Dhami expressed hope that the rescue operation would reach completion in the near future.
The meticulous efforts of the rescue teams have brought them tantalizingly close to the trapped workers. Dhami's announcement signifies a notable step forward in the rescue mission, offering renewed hope for the successful extraction of those individuals trapped within the collapsed tunnel.

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