Ramban Tunnel Collapse: Death Toll Rises To Six
The Ramban tunnel collapse site in Jammu and Kashmir

Ramban Tunnel Collapse: Death Toll Rises To Six

Three out of the six deceased have been identified as residents of West Bengal, the Ramban deputy commissioner, Mussarat Islam informed.

The death toll in the Ramban Tunnel collapse incident in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to six as rescue workers pulled out another body from the site on Saturday.

Officials said, "We pulled out one more body from the debris today. A total of six bodies have been recovered so far and the rescue operation is on."

Three out of the six deceased have been identified as residents of West Bengal, the Ramban deputy commissioner, Mussarat Islam informed.

“We're waiting for the operation to continue so that we can locate the remaining five persons. Three bodies have been identified, all were from West Bengal. We're in touch with the West Bengal administration,” the deputy commissioner was quoted as saying by ANI.

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Meanwhile, Naib Tehsildar Javed said, “We have resumed the debris clearing operation at the landslide site. The number of machinery and technical people has been increased in order to finish the work as soon as possible.”

It may be noted that a part of an under-construction four-lane tunnel on the Jammu – Srinagar National Highway in the Ramban district caved in on the night of May 19.

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