- An under-construction tunnel of the Bargi underground canal caved in at Sleemanabad in Katni
- 7 out of nine labourers are rescued so far after under-construction tunnel caved in
- CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan took cognizance of the incident in Sleemanaba
Seven labourers were rescued while two others were still trapped after an under-construction tunnel caved in at Sleemanabad in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district, officials said on Sunday. The tunnel of the Bargi canal project had caved in late Saturday night, trapping nine labourers.
Seven of them were so far pulled out from the debris, Madhya Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora told PTI.
The State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) team and other personnel were making all efforts to rescue the other two trapped workers, said Rajora, who was monitoring the rescue operation from Bhopal.
The trapped labourers were responding to calls from rescue personnel, Sleemanabad Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sangh Mitra Gautam said.
The rescue operation is underway to rescue the remaining labourers with the help of a State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) team. The SDERF team arrived from Jabalpur, said Katni collector Priyank Mishra.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took cognizance of the incident in Sleemanabad. In a conversation over the phone, he sought information about the incident from the Katni collector.
The Chief Minister is constantly in touch with the Katni district administration and is taking information about the rescue operation. The Chief Minister has instructed for proper treatment of those injured.