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8 more bodies found in tunnel collapse in Kashmir, toll at 9


Officials say rescuers have found the bodies of eight other workers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, raising the death toll to nine after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region.

SRINAGAR, India – Rescuers found the bodies of eight more workers in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, officials said, raising the death toll to nine after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Indian region. Himalayas.

The tunnel is part of a mountainous road tunnel system which was under construction when it collapsed in the southern district of Ramban on Thursday evening.

The body of a worker was recovered on Friday.

Aamir Ali, an official with the government’s disaster management department, said one worker was still missing. Emergency crews used earth-moving machinery to clear the wreckage and locate the trapped worker.

Officials said the section that collapsed was an approach tunnel used for ventilation and moving supplies and equipment to the main tunnel under construction.

The tunnel is part of an extensive network of bridges and tunnels on the strategic highway that connects two key cities of Srinagar and Jammu in the disputed region.

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