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In Meghalaya Mine Rescue Operation, Navy Finds Third Body

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:28 AM

The Indian Navy on Sunday detected a skeleton, possibly of another missing miner, trapped deep inside the 370-feet-deep coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, officials said. At least 15 miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal rat-hole mine in Lumthari village in the Ksan area on December 13 last year.
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Retrieve Bodies Of Meghalaya Miners'; Even A Finger Or Bone, Say Families

Monday, January 21, 2019, 7:36 AM

The families of four of the 15 miners trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine in Meghalaya urged rescuers to retrieve a decomposed body spotted by divers so that they can perform the last rites. The Navy divers had detected the decomposed body of one of the miners, using an unmanned, remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of around 160 feet inside the main shaft.