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Silkyara tunnel collapse: Relief for 41 trapped employees as Rescue groups set up Audio-visual communication

Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) [India], November 21 (ANI): In a significant breakthrough within the ongoing Silkyara tunnel collapse rescue group officers have efficiently developed communication with the trapped labored by means of the 6-inch pipeline on Tuesday morning.

The rescue group was seen clearly speaking to the employees trapped within the tunnel by means of the pipeline. The rescue group requested the employees to come back in entrance of the endoscopic flexi digital camera which was inserted by means of the pipeline. A employee took out the digital camera from the pipeline and held it contained in the confined house so that everybody might be recognized.

All the 41 trapped employees assembled close to the digital camera and the rescue group requested them to scrub the display of the digital camera. The rescue group knowledgeable them that the pipeline could be cleaned with water and a blower so that they requested them to maintain again the digital camera and get away from the pipeline and the compressor.

The rescue groups additionally knowledgeable that meals could be supplied once more as soon as the pipeline is cleaned.

The trapped employees had been smiling within the video and secure mind-set. The employees had been supplied with a walkie-talkie by means of a 6-inch pipeline in order that they may talk with the rescue group.

Earlier, breakfast was additionally ready for the employees trapped contained in the tunnel. The meals might be despatched to the employees by means of a 6-inch pipeline.

The rescue group on Monday night managed to put a 6-inch pipe by means of which strong meals and cell chargers had been despatched contained in the collapsed part of the Silkyara Tunnel. Communication was established with particular person employees to get a well being replace from them.

For the primary time because the incident, sizzling Khichdi was despatched to the employees by means of this pipeline. Another vital milestone was achieved as rescuers reached the tunnel with a vertical drilling machine from the higher a part of the hill above the tunnel. This improvement comes as 41 labourers stay trapped contained in the tunnel.

It took 13 hours and three autos to carry this machine, Harbanz, the driving force who introduced components of the drilling machine, advised ANI.

The collapse occurred on November 12 in the course of the building of a tunnel from Silkyara to Barkot, trapping 41 labourers because of a muck fall in a 60-metre stretch on the Silkyara aspect of the tunnel. The employees are believed to be trapped in a 2 km-built tunnel portion, which is full with concrete work that gives security to the employees. This portion of the tunnel has entry to electrical energy and water.

Multiple companies are engaged on the rescue efforts with the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation restricted (NHIDCL) groups persevering with the drilling effort from the mouth of the tunnel. The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) is engaged on one other vertical pipeline for the provision of important objects.

The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) has introduced a heavy drilling machine and is now on the tunnel web site to being the vertical drilling operation. International Tunnelling Association President Arnold Dix can be on the operation web site to help within the rescue efforts. (ANI)