Pol parties expresses grief over Ramban incident; ask admin to expedite rescue, relief operation
Post by on Saturday, May 21, 2022
Srinagar, May 20: Political parties Friday expressed deep anguish over the collapse of a tunnel at Khooninallah area of District Ramban in which one labourer has died while several others are trapped under the debris.
National Conference general secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar termed the incident unfortunate. He asked the government to expedite the rescue operation and prayed for the safety and security of those trapped inside.
Former chief minister of J&K GhulamNabi Azad also expressed deep anguish and concern on the incident.
"I am pained to learn about the collapse of an under construction tunnel at KhooniNallaRamban. At least 10 labourers working inside T3 tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at Makerkote in Ramsu near KhooniNallah were trapped inside it after a portion of it caved in around 10.15 pm on Thursday.
I am hopeful that rescue operations of trapped workers will continue on a war footing. I pray that there is no loss of life, said Azad.
CPI (M) leader MohamadYousufTarigami expressed deep shock and grief over. Three rescued and several others are trapped under the debris.
The claims being made by the government on development in J&K is not a reality. Ramban-Banihal stretch of the national highway, which is a vital surface link between Kashmir and the rest of country could not be constructed despite several deadlines and thus there is a lot of resentment among the local population.
Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad AltafBukhari has expressed his grief over the death of a labourer in the incident. He also prayed for the safe evacuation of those who are still inside the tunnel.
In a statement, AltafBukhari said, “I was shocked to know about the tragedy that occurred yesterday night in Ramban. I offer my deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased labourer, and I pray that everyone is safely evacuated from the debris of the collapsed tunnel.”
“One can imagine the pain that the families, whose kith and kin are trapped inside the broken tunnel, must be going through at this time. On such accidents, words fall short to express our sorrow over the casualties and our sympathies with the affected families,” Bukhari added. He also demanded an inquiry to ascertain the scientific reasons for the collapse of the tunnel.