Body retrieved amid rescue operation after Ramban tunnel collapse

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The rescue team recovered body of a man from tunnel at Khoni Nallah in Ramban district which collapsed on Thursday night, while search for other missing persons continues.

SSP Ramban Mohita Sharma confirmed to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) about the recovery of one body.

At least ten persons got buried in the debris while three were rescued after an under-construction tunnel at Khoni Nallah on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district collapsed on Thursday night during an audit.

“One body was recovered today by the rescue team from debris after an hours—long joint rescue operation launched immediately by police and the Army”, official said.

“Several machines and vehicles parked on the front side of the tunnel suffered damage”, another official said.

The Deputy Commissioner of Ramban, DIG Dr Sunil Gupta, SSP Mohita Sharma and Senior NHAI officers have been supervising the rescue operation since midnight.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar and ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh have also visited the spot—(KNO)

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