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Uttarakhand tunnel survivors airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for check-up

41 workers were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi after a gruelling 17-day operation that culminated on Tuesday evening

Uttarakhand tunnel survivors airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for check-up

Rescued workers being airlifted to the Rishikesh AIIMS. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal



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Uttarkashi, November 29

Workers rescued from the Silkyara tunnel were airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for a health check-up on Wednesday, officials said.

Forty-one workers were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi after a gruelling 17-day operation that culminated on Tuesday evening.

The workers were kept under medical observation at a hospital in Chinyalisaur after their evacuation.

An official at AIIMS-Rishikesh said the workers would first be taken to the trauma ward of the hospital from where they would be shifted to the disaster ward for a detailed examination of their health parameters.

The disaster ward of AIIMS-Rishikesh has a capacity of 100 beds.

All arrangements are ready at the facility to tend to the evacuated workers, he said.

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