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Day 50: Rescue Operations continue for Trapped Meghalaya Miners

Rescue operations to recover remains of the trapped miners in the 370 foot deep rat hole mine continue in Meghalaya. Two bodies were spotted, but only one could be recovered and handed over to the family. A multi-agency team is working since the 13th of December to recover 15 miners. The Indian army had joint […]

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Indian Navy pulls out of rescue work in Meghalaya 

The India Navy suspended their operations to retrieve the bodies of the 15 missing miners in Meghalaya as too much disintegration of the bodies occurred when attempts were made to retrieve them. An underwater drone detected the body of one of the miners at a depth of 160 feet in the rat hole tunnel. The Indian […]

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Supreme Court Intervenes For Trapped Meghalaya Miners

The Supreme Court of India pulled up the Meghalaya Government expressing dissatisfaction over rescue efforts of the 15 miners trapped since 13th December. The top court  heard petition requesting for urgent steps in rescue efforts. The SC judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri told the Meghalaya government who was represented by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta that :- “We’re […]

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Indian Navy Joins Rescue Operations In Meghalaya

Attempts to rescue miners trapped in Meghalaya mine safely getting grimmer with each passing day. About 15 miners are stranded in a rat hole mine of Jaintia Hills, for 17 days now. Indian navy joined the operations to rescue the miners, deep sea divers were airlifted by the navy from Andhra Pradesh to the Meghalaya. […]

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Miners Trapped – No Pump To Drain Water

There are thirteen miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya since 13th December. Rescuers are unable to locate and rescue the miners as the mine is flooded. They have been waiting for a powerful 100 horse power pump motor to drain the water out. The state government of Meghalaya doesn’t have the equipment, officials […]

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13 miners trapped in rat hole mine for over 100 hours

Over 100 hours have passed and 13 miners are still trapped in an illegal coal mine 370 feet deep in the state of Meghalaya, India.  The rescuers pumped out water, but this yielded no results as yet. The mine is located in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The NDRF personnel (National Disaster Relief Fund) were […]