The death toll in an under-construction tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district rose to 10 on Saturday.
Nine bodies were recovered from the rubble on Saturday, while one was recovered on Friday, officials said.
He said that a case of negligence has been registered against the working company.
Earlier on Friday, the rescue work was stopped due to bad weather.
At least 13 laborers were buried under debris when a tunnel collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Thursday night.
After extensive searches, rescuers on Friday rescued three workers and recovered three bodies.
According to officials, the rescued people have been sent to a local hospital for treatment.
Earlier yesterday, the rescue operation was hampered due to bad weather and landslides.
What did the officials say about the deceased
SSP Ramban and Mohita Sharma told the media that the bodies of 10 missing workers have also been found.
They identified the dead as Jadhav Roy, Gautam Roy, Sudhir Roy, Deepak Roy and Parimal Roy from West Bengal, Shiv Chauhan from Assam, Navraj Choudhary and Kushiram Choudhary from Nepal and Mohd Muzaffar Mohd Ishrat from Ramban area. Hui. Moroccan district. , , Jammu and Kashmir.
laborers used to work in sarla company
Ramban (DC) Deputy Commissioner Musharraf Islam said workers were hired at Sarla, a company involved in tunnel construction and auditing.
The stranded laborers are from West Bengal, Nepal, Assam and Jammu and Kashmir.
The rescued people were sent to Ramban District Hospital for identification.
Earlier 15 rescue workers led by disaster management officers and police were immediately deployed.
Senior officers supervising the rescue operations
Besides Ramban DC, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DIG) Dr Sunil Gupta, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohita Sharma and senior officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are monitoring the rescue operation since Thursday night. ,
However, officials said the move took longer as rock-breaking tools were used to create the opening.
#WATCH Rescue operation underway at Jammu tunnel collapse site, at Khooni Nala on Jammu–Srinagar National Highway in the Makerkote area of Ramban
Locals gathered in the area demand fast action as 10 labourers are feared trapped under the debris pic.twitter.com/wnef2XoZt3
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2022
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Jitendra Singh said the incident was “unfortunate”.
Both were keeping an eye on the rescue operation, while Sinha visited the spot to take stock of the situation.
“I am in constant touch with DC Musrad Islam. Rescue operation is in full swing. Civil administration and police are monitoring the situation,” Singh said.