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Workers stuck in the tunnel were seen on the camera

Logan D Suza

Tired and anxious, the thickly bearded workers can be seen peering into thin tubes of endoscopic cameras sent by rescuers.

Forty-one Indian workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel for nearly 10 days were seen alive on camera for the first time on Tuesday. At this time the workers tried to make a new way to free themselves.

Tired and anxious, the thickly bearded workers can be seen peering into thin tubes of endoscopic cameras sent by rescuers. Oxygen, food and water are being sent to the workers through these pipes.

In video released by state authorities, helmeted workers gathered around the camera and could be heard telling rescuers, “Don’t worry, we’ll get you out safely.”

Excavators have been stranded since a section of an under-construction tunnel collapsed in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand on November 12.

Debris falling into the tunnel as well as repeated breakdowns of critical heavy drilling machines made rescue efforts slow and complicated.

Rescuers were using radios to communicate with workers inside before turning on the cameras.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said in a statement, “All workers are completely safe”. “We are trying our best to get them out safely as soon as possible.”

Dhami said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the stranded workers. Modi said getting the workers out should be given their “top priority”.

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