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Under-construction tunnel collapses in J&K’s Ramban, many trapped, few injured

Last Updated on May 20, 2022 at 10:45 am

Several people are reportedly trapped after a part of under construction on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district collapsed. After a portion of four lane under construction tunnel collapsed several people are trapped and few are injured.

As per officials, incident trapped at least 13 labourers, three of whom were rescued. Officials further informed that three rescued workers have been admitted to hospitals.
Several machines and trucks have been damaged in the incident. “Around 10.15 pm on Thursday, the audit tunnel of T3 on the highway near Khooni Nallah in Ramban collapsed, trapping 11-12 labourers” a senior official said.

Union minister Jitendra Singh took to Twitter to share more information about the situation. He said that rescue operations were underway and going on in full swing. He added that civil administration and police authorities were monitoring the situation