The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and Meghalya government to continue their efforts to rescue miners who have been trapped for more than a month in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district.
A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri posted the matter for next hearing on February 4.
The apex court was hearing a PIL filed seeking to rescue the trapped miners.
A total of 15 miners were trapped in the illegal mine in Lumthari village since December 13 last year, when water from the nearby Lytein river flooded the mine. Since then, a multi-agency rescue operation has been underway to evacuate the miners.
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