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Rescue operations resume in Shillong

Rescue operations resume in Shillong

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Jan 2019 10:49 AM GMT

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SHILLONG: After a gap of two days, rescuer operations started again on Tuesday to retrieve the body of one of the miner from the illegal rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills district. According to spokesperson of the rescue operation R Susngi, the Indian Navy divers in collaboration with NDRF started the process to retrieve the remains of the miners body by the ROV from 11 am and till filing of this report the remains has been pulled near the main shaft. “However due to some obstruction, the process will take some more time,” Susngi informed.

The families of the trapped miners whom IANS spoke to on Thursday had said they want the “dead bodies” of the miners to be taken out as per the Supreme Court order. The apex court, monitoring the rescue operations, has directed the government that the trapped miners have to be taken out of the coal mine whether “dead or alive”. The Meghalaya government has roped in several central agencies including a team from Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute and Chennai-based Planys Technologies for the rescue operation.

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