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Disaster force rejects reports of Meghalaya miners' death, rescue to resume

Rescuers from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Coal India are expected to reach the 370-foot-deep illegal mine in East Jaintia Hills district on Friday.

National Disaster Response Force team on their way to Kathmandu for the rescue operations, at NSCBI Airport in Kolkata
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National Disaster Response Force team on their way to Kathmandu for the rescue operations, at NSCBI Airport in Kolkata

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The stink from a coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 diggers have been trapped for nearly a fortnight could be of stagnant water, said rescuers on Thursday, rejecting media reports that the men could have died.

Rescuers from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Coal India are expected to reach the 370-foot-deep illegal mine in East Jaintia Hills district on Friday and they will be aided by two teams from Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, a pipe company.

Rescue operation was suspended on December 22 after pumping didn’t reduce water in the mine.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday denied media reports that the "foul

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First Published: Dec 27 2018 | 8:38 PM IST

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