All 41 trapped workers successfully pulled out

Megha Jain

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After 17 days of excruciating rescue operations, all 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi were finally pulled out to safety. They were evacuated on wheeled stretchers through a steel chute after rat-hole miners horizontally drilled through the rubble after an auger machine failed. Among the trapped workers, 15 are from Jharkhand, eight from Uttar Pradesh, five each from Bihar and Odisha, three from West Bengal, two each from Assam and Uttarakhand, and one from Himachal Pradesh.