India. After the rescue of 41 workers, the questioning of projects that endanger the Himalayas

India. After the rescue of 41 workers, the questioning of projects that endanger the Himalayas

“A mountain moved, 41 [workers] saved”, title The Indian Express on the front page of its edition of Wednesday, November 29. “On Tuesday around 20 p.m., a sigh of relief spread across the country […]: rescuers had just reached the 41 workers trapped since November 12 in the Uttarkashi tunnel,” located in Uttarakhand, in the Himalayas, writes this leading Indian daily.

All Indian media were suspended this extraordinary rescue operation here “continued to suffer setbacks”.

These workers from all over India were working at night digging the Silkyara tunnel when a portion of the structure collapsed. “The incident highlights the risks of large-scale development in this mountainous region, a prone seismic zone

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