Madhya Pradesh Tunnel Caves In, 5 Laborers Rescued, 4 Still Stuck Inside

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The rescue operation is underway with the help of a State Disaster Emergency Response Force team

Katni (Madhya Pradesh):

Five out of nine labourers, who were trapped after an under-construction tunnel of the Bargi underground canal caved in at Sleemanabad in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, have been rescued, said the administration on Sunday.

The rescue operation is underway to rescue the remaining laborers with the help of a State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) team.

“Of the 9 laborers trapped, 5 have been rescued after an under-construction tunnel of the Bargi underground canal caved in at Sleemanabad in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh; 4 yet to be rescued. SDERF team at the spot,” an official of the administration said.

The SDERF team arrived from Jabalpur, said Katni collector Priyank Mishra.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took cognizance of the incident in Sleemanabad. In a conversation over the phone, he sought information about the incident from the Katni collector.

The Chief Minister is constantly in touch with the Katni district administration and is taking information about the rescue operation.

The Chief Minister has instructed for proper treatment of those injured.

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