NEW DELHI (AP) — The 41 construction workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for over a week are finally getting hot meals, provided through a newly installed steel pipe, as rescuers work on an alternate plan of digging toward them vertically. The meals, made of rice and lentils, were sent through a 6-inch pipe pushed through the rubble late Monday, officials said. For the last nine days, the workers survived off of dry food sent through a narrower pipe. Oxygen is being supplied to them through a separate pipe. Auhtorities on Tuesday released a video showing the workers in their construction hats moving around the blocked tunnel while communicating with rescuers on the ground through walkie-talkies.
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