Death toll reaches 10 in tunnel collapse at Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban

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The bodies of all 10 people trapped in an under-construction tunnel at Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir have been recovered. The rescue operation is complete, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam said on Saturday

Five of the deceased were from West Bengal. An FIR has been registered for negligence, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Mohita Sharma said.

“We’re in touch with the West Bengal administration,” Mr. Islam, camping at the accident site, said.

He said that all the bodies were shifted to hospital. Families have been informed.

The rescue operation, which was halted on Friday night due to shooting stones and landslips, was resumed around 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Three persons have been rescued from the accident so far. On Thursday night, a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) spokesman said a landslip occurred and covered the mouth of an adit tunnel to Tunnel-4 under which a labour team was working. The NHAI clarified that no portion of the tunnel has caved in.

Meanwhile, the traffic on the National Highway resumed on Saturday.

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