The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)

Special divers could be only hope for 2 Jharkhand miners trapped for 2 days

The two miners have been missing since water flooded part of the coal mine in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery area early Tuesday morning.
By Subhash Mishra | Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:07 PM IST

A team of professional divers from Odisha’s Cuttack was pressed into service Wednesday morning to rescue two miners trapped in a flooded underground coal mine since Tuesday morning in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery area of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL).

Mugma area general manager (GM) of ECL Sanctoria (Burdman district of West Bengal) Vibhash Chandra Singh told media persons that besides National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from Ranchi and Asansol, a six-member squad of Odisha divers has been pressed in to rescue the two miners.

“We have also installed four pumps for pumping out water from the seam of underground coal mines so that trapped miners could be brought out as soon as possible,” he said.

Officials said pump operator Basiya Manjhi (56) and his assistant Manik Bauri (52) were missing after water suddenly flooded one layer of the mine at around 4 am on Tuesday. A total of four miners were engaged in the dewatering exercise in the mine at that time.

While two of them came out, Basiya Manjhi and Manik Bauri were missing, officials said.

Rescue teams from Mugma (Dhanbad) and Sitarampur (West Bengal) were the first to be deployed for the search of the missing miners. When they failed, colliery management sought help from Professional Diving Services, Cuttack.

AD Mishra, director, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), the country’s mines monitoring body, also reached on the spot with his team. “Our first priority is to bring out missing miners from the underground mine. Thereafter a probe would be started,” he said.

Samir Tudu, one of the four miners, who came out safely, said a massive flow of water suddenly flooded the spot where they were working. He along with Vikash Bhuian managed to come out of the mine in time.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
People walk on a snow-covered road at Ahlan village in South Kashmir. (File photo)
People walk on a snow-covered road at Ahlan village in South Kashmir. (File photo)

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir brings back cold wave-like conditions

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Fresh snowfall was reported from most parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the officials said.
Close
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)

IAF gifts 1971 war helicopter to Bangladesh, gets F-86 fighter as return gift

ANI, Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • The exchange of aircraft took place in Dhaka during the four day trip of Bhadauria to Bangladesh
Close
One reason for high prices of petrol and diesel is central and state levies. (HT Photo)
One reason for high prices of petrol and diesel is central and state levies. (HT Photo)

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again, 16th time this month

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Domestic fuel retailers raised petrol and diesel rates on Saturday even as international crude oil prices fell on Friday because of firming dollar.
Close
The states showing a surge are Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal. (PTI)
The states showing a surge are Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal. (PTI)

Cabinet secretary to hold review meeting with 8 states, UTs

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:39 PM IST
The ministry said 85.75 per cent of 16,488 new cases registered in a span of 24 hours are from six states and UTs.
Close
Fishermen pull a long net after fishing in the Bay of Bengal at Jodugulla Palem Beach, in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Fishermen pull a long net after fishing in the Bay of Bengal at Jodugulla Palem Beach, in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Fishing hartal hits coastal belt in Kerala

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Various pro-Congress outfits, under the banner of Matsya Mekhala Samrakshana Samithi, called for the hartal in the coastal belt.
Close
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti.(PTI File Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti.(PTI File Photo)

India has highest stake in Rohingyas' return to Myanmar: India at UNGA

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Myanmar doesn’t recognise Rohingya as an ethnic group and insists that they are Bangladeshi migrants living illegally in the country.
Close
In written response to a question in Lok Sabha earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said a total of 10,752 cases of ceasefire violations have taken place along India's border with Pakistan in the last three years, in which 72 security personnel and 70 civilians were killed.(AP)
In written response to a question in Lok Sabha earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said a total of 10,752 cases of ceasefire violations have taken place along India's border with Pakistan in the last three years, in which 72 security personnel and 70 civilians were killed.(AP)

J&K border residents thank PM Modi, Khan for ceasefire agreement

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Several residents around the tumultuous area have suffered due to tensions between the two countries, and many have lost limbs, eyes, and other body parts.
Close
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad. (PTI)

Congress equally respects all religions, people, castes: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Posted by Prashasti Singh | ANI, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:30 PM IST
"Be it Jammu or Kashmir or Ladakh, we respect all religions, people and castes. We equally respect everyone, that is our strength and we will continue with this," said Azad.
Close
He alleged that the Prime Minister travels from Kerala to Assam but does not have time to travel 20 km to meet farmers.(PTI)
He alleged that the Prime Minister travels from Kerala to Assam but does not have time to travel 20 km to meet farmers.(PTI)

Chidambaram slams Centre over treating protesting farmers as 'enemies'

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:22 PM IST
"The reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they were enemies of the state," Chidambaram tweeted.
Close
Farmers in Odisha's Bargarh district blocking National Highway 58 in protest against alleged irregularities in paddy procurement.(HT PHOTO)
Farmers in Odisha's Bargarh district blocking National Highway 58 in protest against alleged irregularities in paddy procurement.(HT PHOTO)

Despite record paddy procurement in Odisha, farmer continue protests

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:20 PM IST
  • Farmers across Odisha are resorting to wildcat protests against the procurement system.
Close
The team of 23 Congress leaders visited Jammu on Saturday. (HT Photo )
The team of 23 Congress leaders visited Jammu on Saturday. (HT Photo )

Congress G-23 hold meet in Jammu, discuss Gandhian philosophy, honour Azad

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The event in Jammu has been organised days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "North-South" remark, which has led to a controversy.
Close
Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)
Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)

Govt sets 50 lakh users as threshold for 'significant social media intermediary'

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:17 PM IST
They will have to publish a monthly compliance report and details of the contents removed proactively.
Close
The BBMP chief on the emergence of the clusters said most of the people coming to the city are students and have been tested and isolated.(PTI)
The BBMP chief on the emergence of the clusters said most of the people coming to the city are students and have been tested and isolated.(PTI)

After new Covid-19 clusters in Bengaluru, BBMP chief says surrounded by states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Bengaluru on Friday reported 367 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, while the state reported 571 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Close
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi beating a drum during the inauguration of Hunar Haat, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi beating a drum during the inauguration of Hunar Haat, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

'Hunar Haat' is making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement: Naqvi

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Addressing media persons at the 'Hunar Haat' being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, the Minority Affairs Minister said more than 12 lakh people have visited the 'Hunar Haat' which opened on February 20.
Close
Villagers from Pukharni village say the ceasefire violations led to injuries of several people in the village. (ANI/Twitter)
Villagers from Pukharni village say the ceasefire violations led to injuries of several people in the village. (ANI/Twitter)

'Can work in peace', says Rajouri village sarpanch on LoC ceasefire

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 01:50 PM IST
  • For the past few years, Pakistan has engaged in shelling and firing along the LoC and the International Border (IB) resulting in casualties, damage to houses, schools, health centres and religious places.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP