Four workers trapped in 300ft deep TN stone quarry; cranes, choppers used in rescue [details] | Tipspdia

Police in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district on Sunday said four workers were trapped 300 feet deep in a stone quarry located in the Muneerpallam area.

Police said that six workers were trapped initially, but two were rescued. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is scheduled to reach the spot soon.

stone quarry Police in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district on Sunday said four workers were trapped 300 feet deep in a stone quarry located in the Muneerpallam area. Ians IANS

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The incident occurred when boulders from atop fell into the quarry and blocked the truck’s movement, trapping the workers.

Rescue-op underway

Asra Garg, Inspector General of Police, Southern range, told IANS said that heavy cranes are being deployed for rescue operations and a helicopter has also been deployed.

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Garg added that they cannot immediately ascertain whether more people are trapped in the quarry other than the four.

He said that the rescue operation was becoming difficult due to the structure of the quarry.

(With inputs from IANS)

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