A 42-year-old worker was killed when roof of a coal mine caved in near here, police said today.
Shivkumar Sahu was working in the mine, run by South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), when he got trapped following the collapse yesterday, a police official said.
The mine caved in when Sahu was making a hole overhead with a drilling machine, said Inspector R B Soni of Naurodabad Police Station, under whose jurisdiction the mishap took place.
He was pulled out and rushed to a hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead, Soni said.
"We have registered a case and further investigations are on," the officer added.
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