A team of officials sent by the directive of CM Hemant Soren has reached Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand, where 15 of total 40 workers from Jharkhand were trapped inside an under-construction tunnel since it partially collapsed on Sunday morning. 

Among these trapped workers were five from Odisha,15 from Jharkhand, eight from Uttar Pradesh, four from Bihar, three from West Bengal, two each from Uttarakhand and Assam, and one from Himachal Pradesh. 

The Jharkhand government on Monday had sent a three-member team to provide assistance to assist in the rescue operations. 

The Jharkhand team comprises one IAS officer, Bhuvanesh Pratap Singh, and two joint secretaries from the state’s labour department. 

The officers have reportedly started giving regular updates to the migrant control room Tuesday onwards. Reports confirmed that all trapped workers were safe. 

After they demanded, food packets were delivered to them through a pipe tunnel. Efforts are on to rescue them one by one from this pipe tunnel”, said a senior officer who is engaged in rescue operation. 

The family of 40-year-old Raju Nayak from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj has kept checking their phones for updates from Uttarkashi, where he is among the 40 workers trapped inside an under-construction tunnel. “We know that all efforts are being made by the administration for the safe rescue of all the workers. 

“I know my son – he is brave and a fighter. He will come back. We all are praying for the safe return of all the workers,” said said The Indian Express report quoting Muchiram Nayak, Raju’s father. 

 Even family members of some of those trapped Jharkhand workers have been making inquired from control room regarding the incident, The Indian Express report said quoting its own sources.

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