Meghalaya mine tragedy: Skeleton of another trapped miner spotted

  • | Monday | 25th February, 2019

The Indian Navy on Sunday detected a skeleton, possibly of another missing miner, trapped deep inside the 370-feet-deep coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said. “The underwater ROV of the Indian Navy on Sunday detected skeletons of the third miner deep inside the coal mine. Two decomposed bodies were spotted earlier and out of the them only one body could be recovered, the officials said. At least 15 miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal rat-hole mine in Lumthari village in the Ksan area on December 13 last year. Operation spokesperson R Susngi said the “completely” decomposed body was detected and efforts are on to retrieve it.

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