Rescue teams finally enter 2.5 km-long Tapovan tunnel, operation on to save the trapped

  • | Wednesday | 10th February, 2021

Nearly 60 hours to the tragedy, rescue teams finally managed to enter the 2.5 km-long Tapovan tunnel were 25 and 35 people are feared trapped due to an avalanche that unleashed on Sunday, at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.

Nearly 60 hours to the tragedy, rescue teams finally managed to enter the 2.5 km-long Tapovan tunnel were 25 and 35 people are feared trapped due to an avalanche that unleashed on Sunday, at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district

The rescue teams comprising a joint team of ITBP, NDRF and SDRF personnel - wearing high-visibility jackets and yellow hardhats finally managed to clear some of the debris and with great caution entered the structure, tweeted ANI.

Watch, A team ITBP, NDRF, SDRF & other agencies continue to conduct rescue operation inside Tapovan tunnel, Uttarakhand on the third day. A meeting of all agencies incl senior officials of ITBP, NDRF, Army & local administration called today to decide further course of action.

The tunnel has one entry and bifurcates, making it harder to locate the missing men. The challenge, though, is clearing the sludge quickly (and safely).

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