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Ramban incident: Second body retrieved, search operation on says Authorities

RAMBAN: Rescuers have retrieved the body of another worker near Khoni Nallah area of Ramban after part of a tunnel collapsed while search continues for others who are trapped, officials said Saturday.

“Second body retrieved from debris site at Khooni Nallah.Identity will be ascertained. Body being shifted to District Hospital”, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam said in a tweet.

On Friday (May 20) evening, landslide, prompted the authorities to suspend the rescue operation. It could not be resumed until this morning due to shooting of stones from the hillock, heavy rains and strong winds, officials said.

With the improvement in the weather condition, the rescue operation resumed with the first light of the day with authorities pressing three earth movers and rock-breakers to reach out to the trapped workers, they said.

Additional personnel along with magistrates have been deployed to speed up the rescue operation, they added—(KNO)

 

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