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IAF C-17 Airlifts Vital Equipment for Uttarakhand Tunnel Rescue, Efforts Intensify

PTI
Published : Nov 18, 2023, 1:49 am IST
Updated : Nov 18, 2023, 1:49 am IST

Rescue workers have drilled through up to 24 metres of rubble in the Silkyara tunnel till Friday afternoon

Tonnes of critical equipment being airlifted by an IAF C-17 from Indore to Dehradun for the tunnel rescue operation in Dharasu, Uttarakhand. (Image: PTI)
 Tonnes of critical equipment being airlifted by an IAF C-17 from Indore to Dehradun for the tunnel rescue operation in Dharasu, Uttarakhand. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:  Amid rescue operations underway in Uttarakhand at the Silkyara tunnel site, a C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force has been deployed to airlift almost 22 tonnes of critical equipment from Indore to Dehradun, officials said on Friday. Working round-the-clock with a powerful machine, rescue workers have drilled through up to 24 metres of rubble in the Silkyara tunnel till Friday afternoon, inching closer to the 40 labourers trapped inside for five days.

"The IAF has continued with its operations to assist the ongoing tunnel rescue underway at Dharasu, Uttarakhand. An IAF C-17 has been deployed to airlift almost 22 Tonnes of critical equipment from Indore to Dehradun. #FirstResponders #HADROps," the  IAF posted on X. It also shared images of the C-17 aircraft and a machine on-board in its post.

Tags: indian air force, rescue operation, uttarkashi tunnel collapse, silkyara tunnel