Dehradun: Rescuers on Tuesday released the first visuals of workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi for 10 days.
According to reports, the visuals were captured using an endoscopic camera sent in through the 6-inch pipeline, which was pushed through the debris of the collapsed tunnel the previous day and allowed for supplying larger quantities of food to the 41 trapped workers.
In the footage, workers donning yellow and white helmets can be seen receiving food delivered through the pipeline and engaging in conversation with the rescue teams. This visuals have come as a big relief to the families of these workers.
A member of the family of a worker trapped in Silkyara tunnel said, “We are hopeful but I will be satisfied once I get to speak to him.”
National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited Director Anshu Manish Khalkho had earlier told the media that cameras, which came from Delhi late on Monday, would be inserted through the pipeline to see how the workers were doing.