Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse: Trapped Odia Worker Sends Message Saying They Are Safe

Bhubaneswar: As the operation to rescue 40 labourers stuck in a tunnel in Uttarakhand continued, a message of one of the five trapped workers from Odisha was reportedly received on Thursday.

Dhiren Nayak, who hails from Mayurbhanj district, sent an audio message to his family, claiming that all those trapped in the tunnel are safe.

Communicating with one of his relatives through a pipe, Dhiren reportedly said that almost all of them inside the tunnel are fine, while a few who are slightly indisposed. “Our confidence is high. We are fine here. We are recording a video which will be sent soon,” he said. This was stated to be the first message from the tunnel.

Dhiren requested his relative to record his message and convey it to all in the family that he is all right. His relative sought to boost the morale of trapped and urged him not to lose patience

Meanwhile, family members of another trapped worker from Odisha are reported to be in distress. Sources said Bhagban Bhatra is a resident of Talabeda under the Dabugaon block of Nabarangpur district.

According to his family, Bhagban left for Uttarakhand one and a half years ago in search of livelihood. But the family was not aware that Bhagban was among the 40 labourers stuck inside the tunnel till Wednesday. Another person who was with Bhagban in Uttarakhand, informed his family over the telephone about the incident.

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