Arunachal Pradesh: 11 Assam construction workers still missing, search underway

Arunachal Pradesh: Search ongoing for missing 11 Assam Construction workers

ITANAGAR: Assam’s missing eleven construction workers are being sought by rescue and search operations.

Eighteen of the 19 Assam construction workers who were missing from Arunachal Pradesh have been found safe and sound.

Five of the eight rescued workers were flown by Indian Air Force helicopters and then admitted to Naharlagun Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Arunachal Pradesh.

According to the statements given by the rescued labourers, four died on the way and two other people fell in the Furak river in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district.

But, search and rescue crews are still working to locate any body.

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“They were BRO labourers. Generally, labourers from Assam and other parts of the country aren’t used to staying in hilly regions, so they (19 labourers) might have fled, but one body was found. Police trying to establish whether it belongs to that group or is a different case,” said Arunachal Pradesh MP Tapir Gao.

The police say that the Assam 19 workers went missing from the area near the India-China border.