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Illegal mining kills 3 in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Dhanbad (Jharkhand) 

Three persons were killed Friday when a huge chunk of caved in on them during in the Limited (BCCL) Rajapur open cast mines, police said.

The incident happened in the morning at a place under station, 22 km from district headquarters

of Police (DSP), Sindri range, P K Kesri said the three deceased were identified as Nageswar Mahto (40), (20) and Chanda (14). All of them belonged to nearby Lilori Pathra village.

The incident occurred when several villagers were digging in the closed open cast mines when all of a sudden a large chunk of coal fell on them.

While the three persons were trapped under the coal, a few others suffered injuries but managed to escape from the spot fearing police action, the said.

After getting information, the Kesri and Jharia police reached the spot. With the help of the staff, they brought out the bodies which were later sent for post-mortem, the said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 23:55 IST