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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Multi-agency rescue efforts resume to track trapped miners after divers fail to reach bottom of pit
India

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Multi-agency rescue efforts resume to track trapped miners after divers fail to reach bottom of pit

Navy divers on Monday successfully entered the inundated rat hole coal mine at East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, where 15 miners have been trapped since 13 December. A 15-member diving team of the navy from Vishakhapatnam had arrived at Meghalaya on Saturday to help with the rescue operations.

Survivor of Meghalaya mine tragedy says ‘no way trapped miners will still be alive’ even as NDRF, navy divers gear up for rescue efforts
India

Survivor of Meghalaya mine tragedy says ‘no way trapped miners will still be alive’ even as NDRF, navy divers gear up for rescue efforts

As operation to rescue 15 trapped miners continue at the 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district, a survivor of the 13 December accident said on Saturday that there is no way the trapped miners will come out alive.

Following mining mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, Congress urges state govt to legalise coal mining
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Following mining mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, Congress urges state govt to legalise coal mining

The demand comes following the coal mine disaster in Meghalaya in which 15 people are still trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine at Lumthari village.

Meghalaya miners' rescue: Indian Navy, Air Force join operation but wait for pumps continues
India

Meghalaya miners' rescue: Indian Navy, Air Force join operation but wait for pumps continues

The Coal India Limited official also pointed out the possibility of water entering the mine from other shafts nearby which have been abandoned.

16 days after Meghalaya accident, 3 helmets recovered from rat-hole mine; navy joins rescue ops but pumps still hours away
India

16 days after Meghalaya accident, 3 helmets recovered from rat-hole mine; navy joins rescue ops but pumps still hours away

On sixteenth day of rescue operations for 15 Meghalaya miners trapped inside a flooded rat-hole mine, three helmets have been recovered even as hope of saving the men, trapped in a tunnel-like space under 70 feet of water since 13 December, becomes bleak.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy sends divers, IAF airlifts pumps as efforts hasten to rescue miners fortnight after incident
India

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy sends divers, IAF airlifts pumps as efforts hasten to rescue miners fortnight after incident

The Indian Navy and Indian Air Force joined rescue operation on Friday as authorities face criticism over their lackadaisical attitude towards rescuing the trapped miners in Meghalaya

Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority
India

Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority

Fifteen days have passed since the miners were trapped in a mine in Meghalaya and everyone is still horsing around. At this late stage, there is no data to indicate the condition of the miners let alone have a blueprint of how to reach them.

Plight of trapped miners in Meghalaya raises important question: Just how low will mining elite stoop to make a profit?
India

Plight of trapped miners in Meghalaya raises important question: Just how low will mining elite stoop to make a profit?

Only by a strange twist of fate will the miners — trapped in the flooded mine at Ksan in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills for over two weeks — survive the catastrophe

Number of miners trapped in 'rat-hole' coal mine in Meghalaya goes up to 15: 7 days on, incessant rain makes rescue ops tricky
India

Number of miners trapped in 'rat-hole' coal mine in Meghalaya goes up to 15: 7 days on, incessant rain makes rescue ops tricky

The number of people trapped inside the rat-hole mines of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya has gone up to 15. Reports confirmed the news as officials are still attempting to rescue the miners who have been tapped inside the illegal coal mines.

Search for trapped miners resumes in Meghalaya; case filed against government to seek compensation for victims' kin
India

Search for trapped miners resumes in Meghalaya; case filed against government to seek compensation for victims' kin

The search operation launched to trace at least 14 labourers, trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, resumed Wednesday after it took a hit due to strong winds and heavy rains

Meghalaya coal mine mishap: No headway in rescue of 17 trapped miners; families lose hope of seeing them alive
India

Meghalaya coal mine mishap: No headway in rescue of 17 trapped miners; families lose hope of seeing them alive

On Thursday morning, the 320-feet-deep and 20-feet-wide mine in Meghalaya got filled with water, rendering 17 men digging coal inside unable to come out.

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap reveals chilling details, says 17, not 13, trapped in flooded quarry
India

Miner who survived Meghalaya coal mine mishap reveals chilling details, says 17, not 13, trapped in flooded quarry

Sayeb Ali, a 25-year-old coal miner from Assam's Chirang district, shared how he and four others who were on the ground at the Meghalaya mine had tried to save their fellow workers stuck inside the 380-foot rat-hole mine but failed.

13 miners still trapped in flooded mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills; operation in-charge absconding
India

13 miners still trapped in flooded mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills; operation in-charge absconding

Thirteen people remain trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district even a day after the incident as efforts to pump out water, which has been continuing since Thursday, failed to yield any result.

Four NDFB-S militants arrested with explosives in Assam
India

Four NDFB-S militants arrested with explosives in Assam

Four militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) of Assam and an explosive supplier were arrested with 144 gelatine sticks and 126 detonators in East Jaintia Hills district early on Sunday.