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‘No Trapping or Death’: Dhanbad DC After Coal Well Collapses

The unpaved road at a distance of 100 meters of the well developed massive cracks and collapsed.

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A 60-feet 'kachcha' road collapsed at around 8:30 am in Dhanbad on Thursday, 21 April, near the temporarily closed mining lease area of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL).

"No trapping or any death/injury has been found till now or appears likely," Deputy Commissioner Dhanbad told ANI.

Earlier, several people were feared trapped after the abandoned coal well collapsed during alleged illegal mining activity in the Dumrijod area in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district, on Thursday.

As workers were digging the well to extract coal, the road at a distance of 100 meters developed massive cracks and gave in. The 7-feet-wide cracks were caused by mining activities.

A local resident had said that nearly 40-50 people were feared trapped.

He said that it will be difficult to pinpoint the location of those who are trapped and the entire area would have to be dug to rescue those who are trapped. He said that the government needs to send trained mining men to rescue them.

The Chirkunda police station in-charge said that the incident happened around 8.30 am on Wednesday. He added, “The unpaved road has formed wide cracks and has completely sunk in. We’re still looking into it.”

(This is a developing story.)

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