Jammu and Kashmir tunnel collapse: All 10 bodies recovered, families informed

A part of an under-construction four-lane tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district collapsed on Thursday night.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 08:40 PM IST
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All ten bodies have been recovered from the debris of an under-construction tunnel that collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban on Thursday, ANI reported.

Speaking to ANI Ramban District Collector Mussarat Islam said that the families of all the ten victims have been informed and their bodies have been sent to the hospital.

He added that out of the 10 bodies recovered, five of them are from West Bengal. Islam had earlier said that they are in touch with WB administration.

Reportedly, out of these 10 deceased, five were from West Bengal, one from Assam, two from Nepal, and two were local.

The first body, a labourer from Bengal, was found on Friday. The bodies of seven other labourers were recovered on today. The rescue operation has now ended with the recovery of all 10 bodies.

The deceased have been identified as Jadav Roy, Gautam Roy, Sudhir Roy, Dipak Roy and Parimal Roy all from West Bengal, Shiva Chouhan from Assam, Nepalese national Navaraj Chaudhary and Kushi Ram Chaudhary, and Mohammad Muzaffar and Mohammad Ishirat, both residents of Marog, district Ramban.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against construction firm SARALA following the collapse of an under-construction tunnel, informed Ramban SSP Mohita Sharma, adding that the compensation to the families will be given by the company.

A part of an under-construction four-lane tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district collapsed on Thursday night. Two labourers have been killed, while eight others are feared to be trapped under the debris. Three injured were evacuated on Friday.

(with ANI inputs)

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