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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy divers find second body 280 feet in rat hole, rescue efforts continue
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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
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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.

Meghalaya mining tragedy lessons go unheeded in MP as labourers face death and disease in quest for diamonds
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Meghalaya mining tragedy lessons go unheeded in MP as labourers face death and disease in quest for diamonds

Even as nearly 20 died in separate incidents over the past few weeks while illegally mining coal in Meghalaya, similar operations continue to endanger lives in Madhya Pradesh.

Meghalaya mining accident: State may call off already disastrous rescue operation after consulting experts at site
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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.

'Retrieve bone if you can't pull out body': Family of Meghalaya miners trapped in illegal rat-hole mine appeal to rescuers
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'Retrieve bone if you can't pull out body': Family of Meghalaya miners trapped in illegal rat-hole mine appeal to rescuers

The body which was detected 160 feet under water have not been recovered yet because of its fragile state. According to NDRF officials, the body will start disintegrating if it is pulled too hard.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Centre says 'we have to believe in miracles'; SC asks to 'continue making efforts'
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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.

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal coal mining, gives state 2 months to pay CPCB
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NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal coal mining, gives state 2 months to pay CPCB

NGT chairperson AK Goel imposed a fine worth Rs 100 crore on the state for its inaction to curb illegal mining, after a recent report filed in the NGT stated that most of the mines were operating in the state without a licence.

Meghalaya mining tragedy: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking urgent steps to rescue 15 trapped workers
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Meghalaya mining tragedy: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking urgent steps to rescue 15 trapped workers

The rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, located on top of a hillock fully covered with trees in East Jaintia Hills district, had got flooded when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it, trapping the miners

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

Daily Bulletin: Anupam Kher against showing Gandhis The Accidental Prime Minister, IAF, navy join rescue efforts in Meghalaya mine; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Anupam Kher against showing Gandhis The Accidental Prime Minister, IAF, navy join rescue efforts in Meghalaya mine; day's top stories

Today's top stories: IAF, Navy join efforts to rescue trapped Meghalaya miners; Trump advisor heads to Turkey, Israel after Syria pullout; Anupam Kher against special screening of The Accidental Prime Minister; and more.

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Hope for survival of trapped miners rises as team of Indian Navy divers leaves for rescue operation
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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Hope for survival of trapped miners rises as team of Indian Navy divers leaves for rescue operation

Hopes of evacuating 15 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine for over two weeks were raised on Friday with the impending arrival a diving team of the Navy along with specialised equipment, including high-pressure pumps.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Virat Kohli's war, Opposition's obstructionism, Meghalaya miners; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Virat Kohli's war, Opposition's obstructionism, Meghalaya miners; today's must-read stories

Virat Kohli needs to ensure his bowlers stay fit and fresh for the forthcoming Sydney Test and beyond.

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

Odisha fire services team leaves for Meghalaya to help rescue miners trapped in rat-hole coal mine for 15 days
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Odisha fire services team leaves for Meghalaya to help rescue miners trapped in rat-hole coal mine for 15 days

The miners are trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in the Ksan area of Lumthari village in Meghalaya since 13 December

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

NDRF rubbishes 'foul odour' theory in Meghalaya, says it's from stagnant water not decomposed bodies
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NDRF rubbishes 'foul odour' theory in Meghalaya, says it's from stagnant water not decomposed bodies

The NDRF team, which has been engaged in rescue operation at an illegal coal mine in Ksan area of East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya for over two weeks now, have denied media reports which claimed that NDRF had "indicated" that the 15 trapped miners may be already dead

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

Mines safety agency to help rescue Meghalaya miners
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Mines safety agency to help rescue Meghalaya miners

A team from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) will now oversee the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since 6 July, an official said Saturday.