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Meghalaya coal mine: Process of cleaning 10 shafts completed

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Efforts to find the miners trapped in a mine Since December 13, 2018 made little progress, as the process of cleaning the 10 shafts got completed on Sunday.

Dewatering on the by CIL pump and its adjoining areas continued for 16 hours before being concluded at 5 pm on Sunday. It pumped out 2160000 liters of water while the KSB pumped 6336000 liters of water. One pump also discharged 2880000 liters of water.

The NDRF and the SDRF continue to be present on the site to assist other agencies with all available resources.

Two out of 13 bodies of miners were recovered 77 days after 15 coal miners were trapped inside the rat-hole coal pit by the divers, after they retrieved the first body identified as that of from Assam's district on January 23.

Multiple agencies are involved in the operation which is underway to rescue the miners trapped in the mine located at near Lyteiñ River in

On January 28, the had asked the Centre and the government to continue their efforts to rescue the miners.

The miners got trapped in the illegal mine in Lumthari village when water from the nearby Lytein river flooded the mine. Since then, a multi-agency rescue operation has been underway to rescue the miners.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 04:55 IST
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