SILKYARA, India — The first images emerged on Tuesday of 41 men trapped for more than a week in a highway tunnel in the Indian Himalayas, showing them standing in the confined space and communicating with rescue workers. Efforts to bring out the 41 men have been slowed by snags in drilling through the debris in the mountainous terrain. Authorities are simultaneously working on five other plans to pull out the workers, including drilling vertically from the top of the mountain. The trapped men are low-wage workers, most of them from poor states in India’s north and east. “He said he is doing fine,” Sunita Hembrom, the sister-in-law of one of the workers trapped in the tunnel, Surendra Kisko, told reporters after she spoke to him.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer November 21, 2023 06:26 UTC