London:

The operation to rescue 17 workers after being trapped in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand for 41 days has been appreciated by the global media and broadcast live. "Outside the tunnel, celebrations began as soon as the news of the first person being pulled out of the tunnel was received," the BBC reported, providing regular updates on the rescue operation. He uploaded a picture on his website in which Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami and Union Minister V K Singh are seen meeting the first worker rescued from the tunnel.

"Video footage from the scene shows Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami meeting the workers who were pulled out of the tunnel amid an atmosphere of joy," CNN reported. Cnn said that the operation to rescue the workers also suffered several interruptions when the heavy machines being used to dig in the debris broke down and then partially drowned in the debris. We had to dig and use other risky methods.

Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera reported that ambulances were stationed near the tunnel to take workers to the hospital, located about 30 km away. British daily The Guardian reported that the dramatic scene of workers pulled out of stretchers from the entrance of the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel came after more than 400 hours and during this time the rescue operation was delayed due to several obstacles.

"Human labour triumphed over machinery as experts managed to manually excavate the last 12 metres of debris to reach the people," the newspaper said in its detailed report. A portion of the bridge collapsed, trapping workers inside it.

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