Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed the administration to expedite the rescue operation as soon as he got the information about the accident. He himself is supervising the entire operation. Top officials of the Home Department are also monitoring the rescue work from Mantralaya in Bhopal.
The name of the rescued laborer is Indramani Kol. He was brought out safely by the SDRF team. The 30-year-old laborer is a resident of Badkur village in Singrauli district. Most of the laborers who were victims of the accident are residents of Singrauli district.
Katni SP Sunil Jain, DIG Rajaram Singh and MLA Pranav Pandey are present along with the collector at the spot. The administration has made a green corridor up to the district hospital and medical college. So that after the rescue, the laborers can be taken to the hospital as soon as possible.
Work was going on on the underground canal of the Narmada right bank project going from Bargi to Bansagar. The soil of the underground canal suddenly collapsed late on Saturday evening. Nine laborers working in this were buried.