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Landmark Rescue Operation Free 41 Workers Trapped in Indian Tunnel

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Landmark Rescue Operation Free 41 Workers Trapped in Indian Tunnel

In a show of strength and resilience, 41 workers trapped in the under-construction Silkyara-Barkot tunnel in northern India's Uttarakhand, were successfully rescued after 17 days. The landmark rescue operation involving several setbacks and multiple agencies was finally completed, much to the relief of the entire nation.

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Unprecedented Rescue Operation

The rescue operation was a testament to human endurance and determination, involving 'rat-hole miners' who manually drilled for over 21 hours to aid the mission. Despite the numerous challenges, including the breakdown of drilling machines and the need to hand-dig through rocks and debris, the operation stood firm, saving the lives of the trapped workers.

Emerging from Darkness into Light

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Emerging dazed and smiling from the collapsed tunnel, the workers were greeted with joy and relief by the nation. Their ordeal, which lasted 17 days, was finally over. The workers were immediately taken to the temporary hospital set up inside the tunnel for a medical check-up and acclimatization. All of them were then transferred to the Chinyalisaur Community Health Centre (CHC), where 41 beds were prepared for their treatment.

Applauded by the Nation

The successful rescue mission has been applauded nationwide, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauding the rescue mission and the workers' courage and patience. The mission, which was initially expected to last only a few days, took 17 days to reach the trapped workers. The nation's unity and resilience were showcased in this operation, with B-town celebs expressing their happiness and saluting the incredible work of the rescue team.

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