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
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.
Time running out for trapped miners, hope Coal India Ltd acts on our plea for special pumps, says Meghalaya CM
The miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal rat-hole mine at Ksan area in Lumthari village.