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3 rescued, 10 missing in J&K highway tunnel collapse
3 rescued, 10 missing in J&K highway tunnel collapse

Jammu, May 20 (TIWN) Ten labourers were still missing while three were rescued on Friday in the tunnel collapse accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in J&K's Ramban district.

Police sources said around ten labourers were still missing, mostly non-locals after an under construction tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district collapsed Thursday night.  “Chances of survival of the trapped persons remain slim as the debris is all around.  “A joint rescue operation was launched immediately after a portion of the tunnel at Khooni Nallah collapsed on Thursday night.  “At around 10.15 p.m. on May 19, the Ajit tunnel of T3 caved-in near Khooni Nallah Ramban, trapping more than a dozen labourers of Sarla Company working at the site,” sources said.  Three persons were rescued and shifted to the district hospital Ramban from where one of them, Vishnu Gola, 33, of Jharkhand has been referred to GMC Jammu for advanced treatment.  “Rescue operation is still going on.  “It is likely to take more time as rock breakers are being used to create space for reaching the trapped persons,” sources added.

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