Uttarkashi: IAF Chinook chopper carrying 41 rescued workers lands in Rishikesh

After making efforts for 17 days, the rat-miners were through with the rescue in the late evening on Tuesday.

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The 41 labourers rescued from the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi on Tuesday have been landed in Rishikesh on Wednesday, where they would undergo medical checkups at AIIMS, Rishikesh. 

The Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi, which is part of one of the ambitious projects of Char Dham, collapsed due to a landslide on November 12. After making efforts for 17 days, the rat-miners were through the last stretch of the rubble on November 28. 

According to the information, several teams of different agencies, including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force, Assam (SDRF) entered the steel duck to reach the trapped workers and brought them out on wheeled stretchers one by one.

Here’s what the doctor says:

While addressing the media conference Doctor Narendra Kumar, Assistant Professor, Hospital Administration, AIIMS Rishikesh said, "They don't seem to be under any sort of mental stress.”

Earlier in day, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, along with our senior officials met all the rescued labourers and inquired about their health. CM Dhami announced that the Uttarakhand government will provide financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to each of the workers.