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Ramban tunnel collapse: 5 bodies found, 5 labourers still missing

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Ramban, May 21: Five bodies have been recovered so far from the debris of an under-construction tunnel that collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban on Thursday. At least 10 labourers were trapped after a section of a tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway caved-in, triggering large-scale rescue ops by teams of police, the Army and state and national disaster response forces.

“A total of five bodies have been recovered so far. We’re waiting for the operation to continue so we can locate the remaining five. Three dead bodies have been identified, all were from Bengal. We’re in touch with Bengal administration,” Ramban district official Mussarat Islam said.

Earlier today a senior district police officer told ANI a body had been spotted under a boulder and heavy machines were deployed to retrieve the corpse.

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