Body of trapped Indian miner found after 36 days | 2019-01-18 | daily-sun.com

Body of trapped Indian miner found after 36 days

    17th January, 2019 10:30:49 printer

NEW DELHI: Indian emergency workers said Thursday they have found the body of one of 15 miners trapped inside a so-called “rat hole” mine for over a month, reports AFP.

The illegal and dangerous mine in the remote, mineral-rich state of Meghalaya in India’s north-east was flooded on December 13.

The Indian Navy said they spotted the body inside the deluged shaft at a depth of 160-210 feet (50-65 metres) with the help of a remote-controlled probe.

“The body has been pulled up to the mouth of Rat-hole mine and shall be extracted out of the mine under the supervision of doctors,” the Indian Navy said in a tweet.

The breakthrough comes after several attempts by navy divers to reach the trapped miners inside the treacherous mine.

 


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