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November 16, 2023

Some workers trapped in India tunnel collapse get sick as equipment glitches delay rescue

  • About 200 disaster relief personnel are working on a plan to push steel pipes through an opening of excavated debris.
    Associated Press

    LUCKNOW, India — Some of the 40 workers trapped for days in a collapsed road tunnel in northern India were falling sick Wednesday as falling debris and technical glitches delayed work to free them, officials said.

    Rescuers have been trying to drill through the rubble and insert wide steel pipes to free the construction workers who have been trapped since Sunday when a portion of the tunnel they were working on collapsed in the mountainous Uttarakhand state.

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