172 workers of Zojila Tunnel project shifted to safer location after avalanches in Ganderbal

'Army, Police and SDRF jointly launched a rescue operation to evacuate the workers'
Snow avalanches struck Sarbal, Ganderbal since Thursday
Snow avalanches struck Sarbal, Ganderbal since ThursdayRepresentative image

Ganderbal, Jan 15: The authorities on Sunday shifted at least 172 workers of Mega Engineering and Infrastructure Limited company working on Zojila Tunnel project to safer location after snow avalanches struck Sarbal area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district over the last few days.

Quoting an official, news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that after Saturday’s avalanche, Army, Police and SDRF jointly launched a rescue operation to evacuate the workers.

He said 172 workers have been shifted to safer location.

On Saturday evening, an avalanche struck near tunnel construction site in Sarbal area.

On January 12( Thursday) , two labourers of the construction company died after back-to-back avalanches hit in Sarbal area in the district.  

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