Rescuers set to pull 41 workers out collapsed Indian tunnel

Search and rescue teams have broken through debris that has trapped 41 men in a cave in India.

The men are expected to be pulled out today, one by one, and taken to hospitals. 

Dozens of rescue workers with ropes and ladders are outside the tunnel with ambulances waiting.

The miners have been trapped in the remote mountain location in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand and have been getting food, water, light, oxygen and medicines through a pipe.

“About six or seven metres are left,” said Deepak Patil overnight, a senior officer leading the rescue.

Asked whether the men could be reached on Tuesday, he replied: “Sure, 100%.”

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