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Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Kin anxiously wait for return of workers as rescue operation is nearing its end

The relatives of the trapped laborers pray for their loved ones’ safe return as the Uttarkashi tunnel rescue operations enter a crucial phase on Friday. The brother of a laborer who got stuck said he wanted his brother back as soon as possible. Haridwar Sharma, the brother of laborer Sushil Sharma who is stranded, told […]

The relatives of the trapped laborers pray for their loved ones’ safe return as the Uttarkashi tunnel rescue operations enter a crucial phase on Friday. The brother of a laborer who got stuck said he wanted his brother back as soon as possible. Haridwar Sharma, the brother of laborer Sushil Sharma who is stranded, told that “We spoke to him this morning via walkie talkie. We asked about his well-being during the conversation, and my brother also inquired about the other family members. Within the tunnel, food, drink, and clothing are all at their disposal. All I want is for him to get back safely.”

Brother of another stranded worker said that all his family members are anxiously waiting for him to come back.
“My brother Sonu Shah is stuck inside the tunnel for the last 12 days but his courage is high. Inside the tunnel he is getting everything like food, clothes, brush paste. I spoke to him this morning around 8:00 am. He also hopes that his rescue operation will happen soon. As family members, we are also very excited. When will we see them and every member of the family is waiting for his return”, Sudhanshu Shah, brother of stranded soldier Sonu Shah said.

Only a few meters needed to be drilled, according to officials, in order for the rescuers to reach the trapped workers, marking the critical phase of the operations that began on Thursday. However, the rescue efforts were temporarily suspended on Thursday due to another technical issue with the platform that supported the Auger drilling machine that was slicing through the debris.

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