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Second body of trapped miners detected in Meghalaya's rat-hole mines

Second body of trapped miners detected in Meghalaya's rat-hole mines

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Guwahati, January 26, 2019:

In the latest development in Meghalaya’s Ksan Coal Mine tragedy, a second body belonging to a miner among the suspected fifteen who were trapped when water seeped into the mine has been detected floating 280 feet deep inside the ‘rat-hole’mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district.

The body has been detected by a joint team of Indian Navy divers and NDRF personnel using the Under Water Remotely Operated Vehicle (UWROV). The recovery process is yet to be started.

The first body was detected on January 17 at a depth of 210 feet and the body was recovered after a long process. It may be mentioned that on December 13, a total of 15 miners were trapped in the rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, also known as the land of poison. The joint rescue operation is still going on and over two hundred personnel of the NDRF, Indian Navy, Odisha Fire Services as well as well as private company Kirloskar are undertaking the rescue operations.