Coal mine tragedy
SHILLONG: The Indian Navy on Wednesday, operated their Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (UROV) to rechecked the two old shafts adjacent the main illegal shaft where 15 miners are trapped.
“They reported that the shaft is clear and nothing is found in it,” Spekesperson of the rescue operation, R Susngi said.
Meanwhile, Susngi also informed that The Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has now been able to complete with the process of reinstallation even as he said that pumping from the main shaft will be started soon.
The Spekesperson also informed that the Coal India Ltd is pumping water from the old shaft since Tuesday evening 6pm to 10 pm. On Wednesday, the pumps of the Coal India Limited were used from 2 am to 10am in the morning and again from 11 am to 5pm. Susngi said that altogether after 18 hours of pumping they were able to discharge 2,041,200 litres of water.
“They are also to take up with another one old shaft for pumping and dewatering the shaft by tomorrow and the preparation is on,” he informed..
Meanwhile, the Odhisa fire service on Wednesday pumped out 657000 litres from two old shafts and it is likely that they will start pumping from another old shaft on Thursday.