November 20, 2023

India considering new shaft to free trapped tunnel workers

Police and officials stand at the entrance of the under-construction road tunnel that collapsed in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state on November 17, 2023. — AFPDEHRADUN, India: Indian rescuers are considering opening a vertical shaft to free 41 men trapped in a collapsed tunnel after drilling at the site was paused over fears of further cave-ins and as efforts stretched into a second week.Excavators have been removing earth, concrete and rubble from the under-construction tunnel in...