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Tuesday, 27 February 2024 3.14 AM IST

Crisis at final stage of rescue mission; auger drilling machine hits hard object, blade damaged 

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DEHRADUN: The agencies involved in the mission to rescue 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand encountered a fresh problem on Wednesday night. The blade of an auger drilling machine got damaged at night after the machine hit a hard object. The crisis arose during the final stage of the rescue mission. Efforts to resolve the issue are ongoing.

The rescue workers will be able to reach the trapped workers if they drill another 12 meters through the 60 meters of rubble that fell into the tunnel. Two six-metre-long pipes need to be inserted through this. If the problem is resolved tonight, all the workers can be rescued by tomorrow morning.

As the drilling entered the final stage, experts of the Disaster Management Force reached the tunnel and started the preparations. As the drilling entered the final stage, experts of the Disaster Management Force reached the tunnel and started the preparations. They are the ones who will be reaching out to the trapped workers through the iron pipe and bringing them out. After rescuing, the workers will be provided immediate medical aid. For this, a 41-bed hospital has been set up at the Chinyalisour community centre in Uttarkashi district.

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