13 miners feared drowned in illegal mine

Posted by Manveena Suri and Sugam Pokharel | 15 December 2018 | 1,500 times

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•Rescuers work Friday at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in India's northeastern state of M

Thirteen miners are feared dead in India after the shaft of a mine they were illegally digging collapsed and flooded in the remote northeastern state of Meghalaya.

Officials told CNN efforts are underway to pump water out of the coal mine in the state's East Jaintia Hills district after the miners became trapped Thursday.

 "There is a river nearby and due to the overflowing of water, they have been trapped inside," said F.M. Dopth, deputy commissioner of the East Jaintia Hills district's administration. "We are pumping the water out right now with the help of a generator. The mine is inside a jungle near (the) Lytein Rver and was being operated illegally."

 

The miners are believed to be stuck 300 feet deep, Dopth said. (CNN)


Source: News Express

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