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Rescuers establish communication with trapped Jharkhand workers in Uttarakhand tunnel, all are safe


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Uttarkashi/Ranchi Nov 15: In a positive update, all 15 laborers from Jharkhand, who were trapped in an under-construction tunnel in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, have been declared safe. The rescue team has successfully established communication with the workers through a pipe, providing reassurance about their well-being. This information was shared by the three-member Jharkhand disaster team dispatched from Ranchi on November 13.

The State Migrant Control Room is actively coordinating with the rescue team in Uttarakhand, ensuring continuous communication and support. Uttarakhand Disaster Management has shared a list of 40 workers with the control room, including the 15 workers from Jharkhand. Labor Minister Satyanand Bhokta has directed the State Migrant Control Room to take swift action if necessary.

The team from Ranchi, led by Zap IT CEO Bhuvanesh Pratap Singh, is on-site, and families of the workers have been contacted. Verification has been conducted through discussions with the families of nine workers, confirming their safety. Families from Giridih, Khunti, Ranchi, and West Singhbhum have been in touch with their trapped relatives. Singh stated that all workers are safe, and they will be airlifted back to Jharkhand.

Helpline numbers have been released by Disaster Management Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, for further information. The rescue operations are ongoing, with the delivery of food and oxygen through pipes to the trapped workers. The workers are expected to be safely evacuated through the pipes by the next day.

For information regarding stranded laborers in Uttarkashi, JLC Rajesh Prasad and Pradeep Robert Lakra can be contacted at 9431344109 and 9431160414, respectively.

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