A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Onlookers at the collapsed tunnel site at Bilaspur, as the rescue operation to find the two surviving workers continues. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Heavy equipment arriving at the collapsed tunnel site. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Members of NDRF, BRO and others in the rescue team at Tihra in Bilaspur on Monday. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Satish (left) with Maniram in a video grab from inside the tunnel. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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NDRF rescuers prepare for the final descent in to the tunnel to rescue Satish and Maniram. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Satish Tomar (centre) gestures following his rescue after being trapped for close to nine days in a collapsed tunnel at Bilaspur. Photo: Catch News

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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Satish Tomar, following his rescue. Photo: AFP

BILASPUR RESCUE

A triumph of will: Two labourers in Himachal rescued after 9 days

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It took nine days, but the perseverance paid off. On 21 September, the National Disaster Response Force succeeded in rescuing Satish and Maniram trapped inside a tunnel in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur.

The two labourers, working with Himalayan Construction Company (HCC), were part of a team that was working on a project to widen the national highway stretch between Kiratpur and Ner Chowk. A portion of the tunnel caved in, blocking the path with debris and muck and trapping some of the labourers inside.

While Satish and Maniram could be rescued, a colleague of theirs was still trapped inside. Efforts were on to rescue him.

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