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Three dead, two injured after clay rock caves in near Dhanbad

Tribal villagers use white clay for painting the walls of their houses and residents of faraway villages visit Bastacolla area for procuring it.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2017 14:11 IST
Senior officials of the police, CISF and BCCL launched the rescue operation.
Senior officials of the police, CISF and BCCL launched the rescue operation.(File photo for representation)

Three people were killed and two others injured when a mass of clay rock caved in at Bastacolla colliery area of Bharat Coking Coal Limited near Dhanbad.

A police official said the cave-in occurred at around 5 pm on Sunday, trapping five people.

After two hours of rescue operations, two were found dead and three injured were admitted to Patliputra Medical College Hospital, where a woman succumbed to her injuries.

Deputy superintendent of police, Sindri range, Pramod Kesri, who monitored the rescue operation, identified the deceased as Manto Baski (14), Lalita Devi (25) and Mangoli Devi (20), residents of villages of Tundi block, 50 km from the spot.

Tribal villagers use white clay for painting the walls of their houses and residents of faraway villages visit Bastacolla area for procuring it.

Senior officials of the police, CISF and BCCL had reached the spot after getting the information and launched the rescue operation.

PC Yadav, officer in-charge of Dhanudih outpost, held the BCCL management responsible for the accident.

He said the police had given several reminders to the BCCL for demolishing the rock but the BCCL management had not done it.