Highlights

  • NDMA says it will take 3-5 minutes to bring out each worker
  • NDMA: it will take 3-4 hours to evacuate all workers
  • NDMA: 3 teams of NDRF will go inside for evacuation

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Process of evacuation workers will take 3-4 hours: NDMA | Uttarakhand tunnel collapse

The National Disaster Management Authority has said that once the process of evacuating the workers trapped in Uttarakhand begins it could take 3 to 4 hours to complete it.

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), a member of the NDMA, said that it will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to rescue each worker and therefore the entire process could to take 3 to 4 hours.

'It is estimated that it will take 3-5 minutes to evacuate each of the 41 persons. The entire evacuation is expected to take 3-4 hours. Three teams of NDRF will go in ise the tunnel to organise the evacuation. SDRF will provde support. Paramedics will also go inside the tunnel at the time of evacuation,' he said.

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