Coal mine subside in Jharkhand, five workers dead

Photo of the incident of mine collapse in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand: According to the reports, in an incident of a coal mine collapse in Lal Matia area of Jharkhand’s Godda district, at least five workers lost their lives and several others were believed to be trapped under the remains. The mine is owned by the Eastern Coalfields Limited and the incident took place yesterday late night.

Rajiv Rajan Mishra, chairperson and managing director of ECL and WCL went on to say that: “Rescue teams have recovered 4 bodies till now, one more body visible; work underway.”

The power cut was repaired within three hours after the incident and the rescue operations were going on with full effort. Rajiv Rajan also said that three more rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force from Patna and one from Ranchi are on its way to the accident site.

Mishra further went on to say that: “Three excavators, seven dumpers were identified at mining site where incident took place, two dumpers fled when land subsided.”

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief about the mishap and spoke to the Chief Minister Raghubar Das enquiring about the incident and also conveyed his prayers for all those who are trapped inside the debris. The Chief Minister has announced an extension of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the deceased while 25,000 for the injured

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