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Navy Recovers a Body From Meghalaya Coal Mine, Search Ops Continue

Search operations for the rest of the miners are still on.

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The Navy on Thursday, 17 January, recovered a body from the illegal coal mine at Ksan near Lytein River in East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, news agency ANI reported. The body was found at a depth between 160 feet and 210 feet inside a rathole mine, Navy’s official Twitter handle said.

“The body has been pulled up to the mouth of rathole mine and shall be extracted out of the mine under the supervision of doctors,” the Navy said.

  • Image of search operation in Meghalaya mine

    (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

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Search operations for the rest of the miners are still on.

The Meghalaya Cabinet had on Wednesday discussed the ongoing rescue operations to trace the miners, who are trapped inside the illegal flooded coal mine for more than a month now.

After the meeting, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, who also handles the mining and geology department had said the rescue operations will continue.

"Till this moment the experts are still on the job. Until and unless we get their views, we cannot say anything. Once that is done, then we will accordingly file affidavit in the Supreme Court," he had said.

The Supreme Court-monitored rescue operation is aimed at taking out the trapped miners "dead or alive."

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