Digging to rescue 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in India halted
Attempts to reach 41 construction workers stuck in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for two weeks were again stymied Saturday.
Rescuers had been working by hand to remove debris after the drilling machine they were using broke down a day earlier while making its way through the debris of rock, stones and metal, but the operation was halted on Saturday.
Arnold Dix, an international expert assisting the rescue team at the accident site in Uttarakhand state, said it is unclear when the drilling will be able to start again.
"The machine is busted. It is irreparable," he told reporters. "The mountain has once again resisted the auger (machine)."