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    5 dead, 60 feared trapped in coal mine collapse in eastern india
    NBS | Friday, December 30th, 2016 | Published: 11:55 am

    5 dead, 60 feared trapped in coal mine collapse in eastern indiaat least 5 people were kiled and 60 others feared trapped inside a coal mine in godda district of jharkhand that collapsed on thursday evening. rescue operations which were severely hit by dense fog began early this morning. the injured have been taken to a hospital. “rescuers puled out five bodies of workers trapped in the mine so far. rescue operation is stil on. bodies have not been identified, “ said sanjay singh, in-charge, general manager, rajmahal opencast project. about 40 vehicles were also inside the rajmahal open cast mines of paharia bhorya site of eastern coalfields limited when a large heap up of mud caved-in around 8 pm on thursday, blocking the entry point. "the exact number of people and vehicles trapped inside is not known. this could only become clear after the rescue operation starts," said harilal chauhan, godda superintendent of police. according to police, the incident occurred during a shift change late on thursday and rescue operation could not be started in the night due to darkness and fog. mining operations were taking place about 200 feet beneath the ground. national disaster response force or ndrf teams have also been caled in from patna to assist in rescue operations.


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