Tunnel collapse kills two at India’s 390-MW Dulhasti

A tunnel collapsed January 29 during construction at the 390-MW Dulhasti hydroelectric project, killing two workers and injuring 13 others.

Government broadcast services said the tunnel collapsed about 2 a.m., resulting in the casualties and flooding the Kishtwar area of Doda District in Jammu and Kashmir State.

A two-hour rescue operation resulted in the 13 injured being hospitalized. Three seriously injured workers were airlifted to a Jammu hospital.

National Hydroelectric Power Corp. had been nearing completion of the project, with on-line ceremonies expected in March on the Chandra River.

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