9 bodies recovered so far, rescue operation underway

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Nine bodies have been recovered so far from the debris at the Ramban Tunnel collapse site in Jammu and Kashmir. A portion of an under-construction tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district collapsed late on Thursday night.   

“So far nine bodies have been recovered from the spot, maybe one is left. Out of these 9 deceased, five were from West Bengal, one from Assam, two from Nepal, and two were local. FIR has been registered for negligence,” Mohita Sharma, Ramban SSP. 

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The operation to rescue nine labourers feared trapped under the debris resumed early on Saturday after a fresh landslide on Friday evening had forced the authorities to suspend the process.

The collapse was captured on camera in a video posted by news agency ANI.

 

The audit tunnel of T3 on the highway near Khooni Nallah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district caved in at the start of the work at around 10.15 pm on Thursday, after which officials had confirmed that a labourer had died and three others were rescued.

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha said that he was personally monitoring the rescue operation.

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