Talcher: At least one died and nine others were injured following a landslide at the open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Bharatpur last night. A massive rescue operation is undergoing at the site to rescue the trapped workers.
“Labourers working in the night shift at Bharatpur open cast mine in Talcher Coalfields of MCL came under a dump slide due to a strata failure,” said an MCL statement.
The accident occurred between 11 pm-11:30 pm on Tuesday when a portion of earth broke loose trapping 13 workers and machinery at work, it said.
MCL’s Director (Technical/Operations) and Director (Personnel) have rushed to Talcher to oversee the rescue operations. MCL officials said that the injured were rushed to the Central hospital for treatment.