Third Body Recovered from Flooded Illegal Coal Mine in Meghalaya
PTI reported that more than three weeks after an illegal coal pit in Meghalaya's East Jaintia district was flooded trapping five miners, rescuers on Friday fished out another body from the 152 metre-deep mine. It was the third body to be pulled out from the rathole mine at Umpleng which was flooded following a dynamite explosion on May 30.
Over 50 personnel from the Indian Navy, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and state fire and emergency services have been conducting the rescue mission. A Navy diver was seriously injured during the operation.