JK Tunnel update: Rescue operations in full swing

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JK Tunnel update: Rescue operations in full swing

Jammu : Calling the Ramban under-construction tunnel collapse as unfortunate, union minister Jitendra Singh took stock of the rescue operations and directed officials to take all required steps to help the injured and ensure traffic resumes at the earliest.

"I'm in constant touch with DC Mussrat Islam. Nearly 10 labour workers were trapped under the debris. Another two were rescued and hospitalised with injuries. Rescue operations going on in full swing. Civil administration and police authorities are monitoring the situation," Singh said.

SDRF, police and local administration have launched the rescue operation. Heavy machinery has been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped labourers. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh also visited site.

At least 10 labourers working inside T3 tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Khooni Nallah were trapped inside it after a portion of it caved in around 10.15 pm on Thursday. The tunnel is being constructed to by-pass the landslide prone area in Panthial on National Highway 44.