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Rescue workers from NDRF and Indian Navy retrieved a second body on Wednesday from the main shaft of the flooded coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said.(REUTERS)

Second body retrieved from Meghalaya coal mine; 5 spotted so far

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 04:49 PM IST
The body has been dispatched to Civil Hospital Khliehriat for a post mortem examination and other formalities, Kumar said. He added this was the fifth body to be spotted.
An Odisha team left on Friday morning in a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 20 high-power pumps to assist in rescue operation in Meghalaya for 15 miners trapped for past 15 days.(Photo courtesy Fire Department , Odisha)
An Odisha team left on Friday morning in a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 20 high-power pumps to assist in rescue operation in Meghalaya for 15 miners trapped for past 15 days.(Photo courtesy Fire Department , Odisha)

20 powerful pumps to reach trapped miners soon, Naval divers on way too

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Bhubaneswar | By Utpal Parashar and Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 11:05 PM IST
A request for 10 pumps of 100 HP, survey teams to detect seepage and other assistance from state-owned Coal India was made by the district administration in a letter to the state government on December 20, but the corporation received the communication only on December 26.
There are 17 people trapped inside the coal mine, claims a survivor of the December 13 accident in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.(AP File Photo)
There are 17 people trapped inside the coal mine, claims a survivor of the December 13 accident in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.(AP File Photo)

17 still trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, says survivor

Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati | By David Laitphlang and Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Sayeb Ali, the 21-year-old survivor, had joined the ill-fated Meghalaya mine only 12 days before the tragedy. “I was working at another mine in the area earlier,” said the 21-year-old, who started working in coal mines as a child and has been engaged in this work for the last eight years.
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