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Three labourers trapped after under-construction tunnel collapses in HP, rescue work underway


Three labourers trapped after under-construction tunnel collapses in HP, rescue work underway

Bilaspur, Sep 13 (ANI): At least three labourers were trapped when an under-construction tunnel near Bilaspur town in Himachal Pradesh collapsed, police said on Sunday. Fire brigade and police have launched a rescue operation to rescue them.

Official sources said the workers were digging the tunnel when a portion caved in due to landslides. Machines have been deployed to pump oxygen into the tunnel.

Meanwhile, labourers blamed the company for the incident and said that no safety measures were undertaken. The tunnel, which is part of the under-construction four-laning of the Chandigarh-Manali national highway, is located at Kandrour, between Bilaspur and Ghumarwin towns around 100 km from the state capital.

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