Bodies of 15 trapped Meghalaya miners found, extraction soon
Meghalaya : Bodies of 15 trapped Meghalaya miners have been found by the navy divers from a rat-hole coal mine, said an official. They were trapped there since December 13.
"One body detected by Indian Navy divers using underwater ROV at a depth of approx 160 feet and 210 feet inside a rat-hole mine," a Navy spokesperson said in a statement.
#WATCH: Search operations underway in a mine at Ksan near Lyteiñ River in East Jaintia Hills for miners who are trapped since December 13. Today morning one body was recovered. (Visuals of Navy's underwater remotely operated vehicle) #Meghalaya. pic.twitter.com/gg1NwtjFOY— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2019
The bodies have been brought up to the mouth of the coal mine. However, the extraction will be done under the supervision of doctors, the official added.
#MeghalayaMineTragedy The depth is 160 feet (and not 60 feet) and the body has been pulled upto the mouth of Rat-hole mine and shall be extracted out of the mine under the supervision of Doctors— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) January 17, 2019
Meghalaya: Operation continues to rescue the miners who have been trapped in a mine at Ksan near Lyteiñ River in East Jaintia Hills, one body has been recovered. The miners are trapped since 13th December. #meghalayaminers pic.twitter.com/trqWsHmzwc— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2019
An official statement from the district authorities is still awaited.
15 miners were trapped inside the rat hole coal mine after water filled inside it suddenly post rains. Mining in the area has been barred in the area.