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After Moroccan boy Rayan Awram's tragedy, a look at other incidents when tunnels turned into death traps
Five-year-old Rayan Awram was found dead after a four-day operation to rescue him from a shaft 32 metres deep in the hills near Chefchaouen, in northern Morocco
COVID-19 Lockdown: Coal mine labourers stranded as owners protest in Meghalaya; some walk back home to Assam
Since 3 May, rules have been considerably relaxed for commercial transportation even though coal was listed under ‘essential goods’ from the very beginning. However, local organisations, including the Jaintia Coal Mine Owners and Dealers’ Association and student bodies like the Hynniewtrep National Youth Front and the Khasi Students’ Union, have protested the transport of coal from Assam to cement plants in the state.
Three months after Meghalaya mine mishap, SC asks kin of trapped miners if they want recovery of highly-decomposed bodies
Fifteen 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
Navy retrieves body of Meghalaya miner 77 days after tragedy; body recovered using UROV and NDRF boat
This 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
Supreme Court directs Centre to airlift Kirloskar pumps to Meghalaya to recover trapped miners’ bodies
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre, directing it to recover the bodies of miners trapped in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia hills district
Meghalaya minister says rescue ops for trapped miners will continue as per SC orders; no details of expenses yet
Meghalaya 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.
Army joins navy, NDRF in rescue ops to locate trapped miners in Meghalaya; murky water hampers effort to recover decomposed body
The Indian Army has joined Navy, NDRF in operations to search for miners trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district
Meghalaya tragedy: Navy, NDRF struggle to retrieve decomposed body of second miner found 300 feet inside coal mine
The 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
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy divers find second body 280 feet in rat hole, rescue efforts continue
Navy 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.
Meghalaya mining tragedy: Indian Navy, NDRF retrieve body of one of 15 miners, over 40 days after they were trapped
At 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.
Operation to evacuate trapped Meghalaya miners not abandoned: Centre, state government tells Supreme Court
The Meghalaya government said it has filed a status report on the steps taken to rescue the miners.
Meghalaya mining accident: State may call off already disastrous rescue operation after consulting experts at site
With 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.
Meghalaya govt-coal mafia nexus aids illegal mining, decimates state's ecology, says activists' report submitted to Supreme Court
Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has dispossessed 76 percent of the local tribal population of their land, resulting in large-scale migration of the tribal poor to the urban centres of Shillong and Tura, the report says, adding that this was the major reason for inequality of wealth in the state.
Month after Meghalaya mine tragedy, NGT committee asks state police to investigate 1,200 cases of illegal mining
The Meghalaya police have been told by the NGT that their probe should reach a logical conclusion after taking into account all 1200 cases of illegal rat-hole mining in East Garo Hills, South-West Khasi Hills and West and East Jaintia Hills districts.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Centre says 'we have to believe in miracles'; SC asks to 'continue making efforts'
The Centre told SC that it has to "believe in miracles" and see if the 15 miners, who have been trapped for almost a month inside an illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya, come out alive.
Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Lack of employment, higher wages force Assam youths into unlawful mining jobs
A prime witness in the case, Sayeb, who managed to haul himself up with the help of an iron chain hanging inside, thanks God for choosing to save him from the 320-feet water-filled rathole mine.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy yet to find trace of miners; remotely operated vehicle continues to map rat hole quarry
A total of 5 naval ROVs have been augmented on the site and simultaneous probes are being undertaken to maximise coverage.
Day 25 of Meghalaya mine mishap: No headway in reducing water level in shaft as pumps develop technical glitches
The high-powered pumps of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd installed at the Meghalaya mine on Saturday to pump out water from the main shaft, where the miners are trapped since 13 December, developed glitches and could not function the whole day.
Two dead after coal mine collapses in Meghalaya's Mooknor village; investigation underway to identify owner of quarry
In yet another mine-related mishap, two people lost their lives after a coal mine collapsed in Mooknor village on Sunday.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Rescue workers start pumping out water from rat-hole shaft; divers still unsure of flooding levels
The operations to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district for the past 24 days got a shot in the arm on Saturday when two high powered pumps started dewatering the main shaft.