Uttarkashi Tunnel Crash: No respite yet to trapped 41 workers; Rescue operations continue on day 9

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"We are rescuing those 41 men" says Tunneling Expert Arnold Dix as rescue operation at Slikyara continues. Read further on Dynamite News:

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Uttarkashi: As part of the efforts to rescue the 41 workers trapped at the Silkyara tunnel collapse site, International Tunneling Expert Arnold Dix conducted an inspection at the tunnel site on Monday.

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association president, Arnold Dix, arrived at the location site in Silkyara, Uttarkashi, to aid in the rescue efforts and expressed optimism on the prospects of rescue and relief operations that are underway.

After inspecting the tunnel as well as the area above it from where the vertical drilling operation will commence, Professor Dix seemed optimistic about the rescue operation.

"It is looking good but we have to decide whether it's good or a trap, because it's looking very positive. I have got the best experts for this Himalayan geology here, I'm just one", Professor Dix said.

"We are going back to the office to talk about what we've seen and we need to compare about what we have seen here above the tunnel with what we know about what is happening in the tunnel. This actually helps us make the proper decision because we are rescuing those 41 men and we are not letting anyone get hurt while we're doing that but to that, we need to be very careful," he added.

Arnold Dix is working alongside multiple agencies that have mounted a four pronged approach to the rescue operation. One of the options that is being worked on is drilling vertically from above the tunnel face. (with ANI inputs)

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