1. What Happened on 13 December?
On 13 December, miners went in by a 15-feet-by-15-feet vertical shaft which is around 370 feet deep. At the bottom of the mine, at least four to five horizontal holes are dug from which coal chips are taken out.
According to locals, one of the diggers could have accidentally punctured the walls of the cave following which the river water gushed into it on 13 December.
A 22-year-old man named Sayeb Ali, who managed to save himself from the incident, by getting out of the mine before it caved in, told NDTV that while all the labourers working in the mine knew that it was a dangerous job, they need to work it to earn their buck.
The water level has still not subsided and according to NDRF assistant commandant SK Singh the current water level in the mine shaft is about 70 feet.