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Mar 19, 2019
Three months after Meghalaya mine mishap, SC asks kin of trapped miners if they want recovery of highly-decomposed bodiesFifteen miners were trapped on 13 December, 2018 in an illegal coal mine at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it
Feb 28, 2019
Navy retrieves body of Meghalaya miner 77 days after tragedy; body recovered using UROV and NDRF boatThis is the second "heavily" decomposed body to be lifted from the Meghalaya mine after it flooded on 13 December, 2018. The body was dispatched to Civil Hospital at the district headquarter in Khliehriat for post-mortem
Feb 25, 2019
Supreme Court directs Centre to airlift Kirloskar pumps to Meghalaya to recover trapped miners’ bodiesThe Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre, directing it to recover the bodies of miners trapped in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia hills district
Jan 31, 2019
Meghalaya minister says rescue ops for trapped miners will continue as per SC orders; no details of expenses yetMeghalaya home minister James K Sangma on Wednesday said the multi-agency operation to search for the remaining 13 miners trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district will continue, as per directions of the Supreme Court.
Jan 29, 2019
Army joins navy, NDRF in rescue ops to locate trapped miners in Meghalaya; murky water hampers effort to recover decomposed bodyThe Indian Army has joined Navy, NDRF in operations to search for miners trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district
Jan 28, 2019
Meghalaya tragedy: Navy, NDRF struggle to retrieve decomposed body of second miner found 300 feet inside coal mineThe Navy and the NDRF teams are struggling to retrieve the decomposed body of the second miner found deep inside the 370-foot-deep coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district
Jan 26, 2019
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy divers find second body 280 feet in rat hole, rescue efforts continueNavy divers on Saturday recovered a second body today from the flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya where over 13 workers remain trapped since 13 December, 2018.
Jan 24, 2019
Meghalaya mining tragedy: Indian Navy, NDRF retrieve body of one of 15 miners, over 40 days after they were trappedAt least 15 miners are trapped inside the mine in Meghalaya since 13 December, 2018 after one of them accidentally punctured the wall of the mine, leading to its flooding.
Jan 21, 2019
Operation to evacuate trapped Meghalaya miners not abandoned: Centre, state government tells Supreme CourtThe Meghalaya government said it has filed a status report on the steps taken to rescue the miners.
Jan 19, 2019
Meghalaya mining accident: State may call off already disastrous rescue operation after consulting experts at siteWith the detection of the first body inside the 320-feet-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, the families of the 15 workers trapped inside the quarry are prepared for the worst.