Meghalaya mining tragedy: Odisha Fire Services team to assist rescue operation


Bhubaneswar:  A 20 member team of Odisha Fire Services led by CFO Sukanta Sethi will leave for Meghalay in a special aircraft this morning to assist the ongoing rescue operation of mining labourers , who were trapped in coal mines in Jainitia hills in the state.

DG Fire Services Bijay Kumar Sharma said, the team will visit the site taking high-powered pumps and other equipments.

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NDRF Sources said, rescuers needed high-powered pumps as water was not reducing in the deep main pit of the coal mine and rainfall added to increasing it.

At least 15 miners remain trapped in the rat-hole Ksan coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district since December 13.

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