For the first time since the incident, the rescue teams They could see on Tuesday in images the 41 workers trapped due to the collapse ten days ago of a tunnel under construction in the north of the country.
In the images, recorded with a endoscopic camera placed by a thin pipe from which they are being supplied oxygen, meal and water to the workersyou see the 41 men looking exhausted and anxious.
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“We will get you out safely, don’t worry.“, the rescue teams are heard saying to the trapped men according to the images released by local authorities.
Excavators Since November 12, they have been removing earth and debris from the collapsed tunnel in the northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan mountain range.
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But the rescue tasks they advance slowly, weighed down by falling debris and the repeated breakdowns of drilling machines.
Before placing the camera, the rescue teams They communicated with the trapped men by radio.
“All workers are completely safe,” Uttarakhand state Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said in a statement.
“We try with all our strength to ensure that they leave safely soon,” he added.
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Dhami said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who told him that rescuing the workers was “the top priority.”