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Akshay Kumar says 'Big Salute' as Rescue Team Freeds 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and others expressed their joy and relief as 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel were successfully rescued by 22 dedicated agencies. The actors took to social media to commend the heroic efforts of the rescue teams.

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By Ritika Nath
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Akshay Kumar says 'Big Salute' as Rescue Team Freeds 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel
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In a heartening turn of events, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and others expressed their joy and relief as 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel were successfully rescued by 22 dedicated agencies. The actors took to social media to commend the heroic efforts of the rescue teams.

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Akshay Kumar, overwhelmed with happiness, extended his gratitude and saluted every member of the rescue team for their extraordinary efforts. Riteish Deshmukh also praised the tireless work of the rescue team, emphasizing the prayers of families and the nation being answered.


The trapped workers had endured 17 days of tension after a section of the tunnel collapsed on November 12, blocking their exit between 205 and 260 meters from the Silkyara side. The rescue mission became a race against time to free the workers who were stuck beyond the 260-meter mark.

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The rescued workers, draped in orange marigold flower garlands, were welcomed by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister VK Singh.


Out of the 41 rescued men, 15 hailed from Jharkhand, two from Uttarakhand, five from Bihar, three from West Bengal, eight from Uttar Pradesh, five from Odisha, two from Assam, and one from Himachal Pradesh, showcasing the diverse origins of the trapped workers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the courage and patience of the trapped workers and their families, as well as the bravery and determination of the rescue personnel. He commended the successful rescue operation and praised the workers for inspiring everyone with their resilience.

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