Rescue yet to begin at Assam hydel project after pipeline burst: Officials

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Rescuers on Tuesday failed to reach four people trapped inside a powerhouse after hydel project pipeline in Assam’s Dima Hasao district burst Monday morning, a top official of state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s (NEEPCO).Kopili hydel project said on condition of anonymity.

“We are trying to close the intake gate (which regulates water from the reservoir to the tunnel). We are also trying to lower the level of water in the reservoir by releasing the water,” he said…read more

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