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12 workers trapped in tunnel

- LAL PRASAD SHARMA, POKHARA

Apr 25, 2014-

At least two Chinese nationals along with 12 construction workers have been trapped in an under-construction tunnel of Upper Madi hydropower project in Sildujure of Kaski on Friday.

The workers were trapped after a mudslide at the entrance of a tunnel. According to Kaski Police Chief Basanta Kumar Lama, rescue efforts to remove the workers from the tunnel are underway.

A team from Nepal Police and Nepal Army has managed to open a passageway for the air to go inside the tunnel through the mudslide. The hydropower project is of 25 MW capacity.

A report of further development in the incident is yet to be received.

Published: 25-04-2014 15:18

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