NDRF commences rescue operation at Tirunelveli quarry

An NDRF team constituting 30 personnel from 4 battalion, were involved in intense rescue operation in the Tirunelveli quarry, where one worker died and two others are missing.

As rescue operations continued for several hours, information on the condition of those trapped in the rubble remained unclear. Heavy cranes and a chopper have been deployed for rescue operations.

“Our 24×7 control room in Arakkonam is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and all efforts are being made in close collaboration with Tamil Nadu State Administration,” the NDRF was quoted as saying by ANI.

On Saturday night, 6 workers were stuck inside a 250-foot-deep stone quarry Tharuvai village of Palayamkottai taluk in Tirunelveli district after a giant boulder rolled down into the quarry pit.