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[Field Story] Tunnel collapses during construction in India…Rescuing to save the 40 trapped workers

Authorities began a rescue operation after a tunnel under construction collapsed in northern India, trapping workers.

According to the Associated Press on the 14th (local time), a portion of a tunnel under construction collapsed in Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand, northern India, trapping at least 40 workers, and the Indian Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is conducting rescue operations. Now in its third day of operation, authorities aim to rescue them within the next 24 hours.

An SDRF official said, "The collapsed part of the 4.5 km long tunnel was about 200 meters from the entrance," and added, "We will use hydraulic equipment to push a 76 cm wide pipe through the rubble to safely pull out the stranded workers."

Ranjit Sinha, an Indian government official, said, "The rescue operation is being hampered by debris falling from the upper part of the tunnel, but we will rescue all workers by the night of the 15th. All workers are in good health and relief supplies are being supplied through pipes."


The state of Uttarakhand, where the tunnel collapsed, is a mountainous region where Hindu temples are visited by many pilgrims and tourists. Buildings and roads are being built every year to accommodate the increasing number of visitors.

Source: Newsis

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Heavenly Father who loves North India,

We hear that at least 40 workers are trapped after a tunnel under construction collapsed in the northern Indian city of Uttarakhand.

This area is a mountainous area with famous Hindu temples, and buildings and roads are being built every year to accommodate the increasing number of pilgrims and visitors.

May our merciful God be with them during the rescue process so that the 40 workers can quickly return to their families.

May they experience the help of our living God.

Lord, we pray earnestly. Please cut off all the lies of Hinduism and Islam that are binding the North Indian region, especially the Uttarakhand region, and rule this land with the truth of Jesus Christ.

Please help the souls of North India to turn back from believing in false and vain gods and may they please God by trusting only in Jesus.

May the local churches in India rise up and be devoted for this work, believing that our Lord is the one who will surely reward them.

May Jesus Christ, the King of North India, be exalted forever!


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