What is rat mining? How a banned practice turned the tide of Uttarkashi tunnel rescue operations
Rescue workers have drilled through the 60-metre stretch of rubble of the collapsed Silkyara tunnel. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are expected to enter the steel chute pushed into the drilled passage and bring out the workers one-by-one.
Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: After an ordeal of seventeen days, pipes have been laid in the final stretch of the collapsed Silkyara tunnel for the 41 trapped workers to be rescued. Ambulances, garlands, hospital beds, have been readied for the trapped workers, for when they are brought out.