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Maoists set ablaze 19 trucks at NMDC mining complex

india Updated: Jan 27, 2010 12:56 IST

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Over 100 Maoist guerrillas stormed into a mining complex of the state-run NMDC Ltd in Chhattisgarh's restive Dantewada district and set 19 trucks on fire in the early hours of Wednesday.

The armed Maoists raided the mining complex of India's largest iron ore miner at Kirandul, about 400 km south of here, at around 2 am.

"The rebels sneaked into Kirandul's 11-B deposit of the NMDC and burnt 19 trucks hired by NMDC for iron ore transportation. This resulted in panic amongst the hundreds of NMDC staff engaged in mining in the hilly area," Lakhan Thakur, in charge of the Kirandul police station, told IANS over the phone.