Rescue operations continued for the second day on Saturday after a section of the tunnel under construction on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway collapsed on Thursday night in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least 10 workers.
A second carcass was unearthed on Saturday and eight people are believed to be still trapped. The first body was discovered on Friday and the body is from West Bengal
All three have been rescued so far.
“Another body appeared under a big rock. Machines have been laid to remove the rock and extract the corpse. “We are nearing the end of this rescue operation,” Ramban SSP Mohita Sharma told news agency ANI.
Sharma said the rescue operations were going on fast and would continue until the last body was recovered.
Javed and Naib Tahsildar told ANI on Saturday that the number of machinery and technical personnel has been increased to complete the debris clearance operation as soon as possible.
The crash occurred in the T3 tunnel around 10.15pm on Thursday.
Of the 10 workers initially trapped, Jadhav Roy (23), Gautam Roy (22), Sudhir Roy (31), Deepak Roy (33) and Parimal Rai (38) – West Bengal and Shiv Chauhan (26) are from Assam. , Muzaffar (38) of Jammu and Kashmir and Israt (30) and Navraj Chaudhary (26) of Nepal and Khushi Ram (25).
On Friday night, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was monitoring the situation from the control room and briefing the interim firing squad that interrupted the rescue operation, PTI reported.
Sinha chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials at the Civil Secretariat and discussed the progress of defense operations.