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Workers rescued from collapsed tunnel in India after more than 2 weeks

By Kelli Rickard Nov 29, 2023 | 11:08 AM

People cheered as 41 men safely emerged from a partially collapsed Himalayan highway tunnel in northern India after being stranded for more than two weeks.

During the 17-day ordeal, rescuers used a small pipe to provide the trapped workers with oxygen, food and medicine.

After failed attempts with heavy machinery, rat-hole miners who are experts in a banned method of coal mining were called to the scene Monday.

They manually drilled a narrow passage, and the trapped labourers were individually wheeled out Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, all the rescued men are fine and are being monitored in hospital.