The deceased - Chandrasekhar Giri (50) and Kaleshwar Mahato (42) - were working at the Khottadih colliery of Eastern Coalfield Ltd when the chunk of the roof collapsed around 4 am on Sunday, a police officer said.
Giri and Mahato had died by the time they were recovered from the rubble, he said.
Fellow colliery workers staged a protest against the incident, demanding compensation for their family, before the ECL management assured them of adequate ex gratia, the officer said.
He, however, said that the management will offer employment to one family member of both the deceased and pay Rs 7 lakh each as compensation.
The management of the company could not be contacted for comment.
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