41 rescued workers emerge dazed and smiling after 17 days trapped in collapsed road tunnel in India

This handout photo provided by the Uttarakhand State Department of Information and Public Relations shows Pushkar Singh Dhami, right, Chief Minister of the state of Uttarakhand, Tuesday, greeting a worker rescued from the site of an under-construction road tunnel that collapsed in Silkyara in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India. Dhami said eight workers were rescued so far on Tuesday. (Uttarakhand State Department of Information and Public Relations /via AP)

UTTARKASHI, India — Forty-one construction workers emerged dazed and smiling late Tuesday from a collapsed tunnel where they had been stranded the last 17 days — a happy ending to an ordeal that had gripped India and involved a massive rescue operation that overcame several setbacks.