Satesh Tomar, one of the two tunnel workers, rescued after 9-day long ordeal inside the under-construction tunnel. He waves at the crowd after being brought out by the NDRF team on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)
Another rescued worker Mani Ram waving at the crowd. (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)

After spending 9 days in the dark, counting every minute between life and death, at about 4:10 pm on Monday, 41-year-old Mani Ram emerged from the tunnel where he among three other workers got trapped on the 12th, when a portion of the Tunnel collapsed.

Barely 25 minutes later, 21-year-old Satish Tomar followed. Both of them smiled, then waved to the cheering crowd and rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). It was a milestone in one of the biggest rescue operations of its kind in Himachal Pradesh.

There is, however, still no information about the third worker 51-year-old Hriday Ram, a father of eight from Dayargi village in Mandi, who remains trapped inside.

See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/bilaspur-tunnel-collapse-ndrf-rescuers-reach-trapped-workers-to-be-lifted-out-soon/#sthash.WKakSm4l.dpuf

Source: Bilaspur tunnel tragedy: 2 of the three trapped workers pulled out alive, search on for third | The Indian Express

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