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Three rat-hole coal miners trapped after landslide in Assam, rescue ops on

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Three rat-hole coal miners trapped after landslide in Assam, rescue ops on
The event happened after midnight on Saturday at a mining site in the Patkai hills, halfway between Bargolai and Namdang.

GUWAHATI: In Assam’s Tinsukia district, which borders Arunachal Pradesh, a landslip struck an illegal rat-hole mine, trapping three coal miners who are thought to be dead.

The event happened after midnight on Saturday at a mining site in the Patkai hills, halfway between Bargolai and Namdang.

“We have been informed that three people are missing. Tinsukia district magistrate Swapneel Paul informed this publication, “We are taking the necessary action.”

To conduct a rescue operation, the authorities called upon various agencies, including the police, to come into action. When the latest news arrived, the activities were in progress.

Two of the missing people are reportedly from Meghalaya, while one is identified as Dawa Sherpa from Nepal, according to the reports.

When the accident happened, four miners were present at the location. Three were using the rat-hole mining technique to extract coal from a small tunnel, while one person was in charge of transporting the coal. The landslip confined the three people within the tunnel.

Media were informed by a local that the incident happened shortly after Saturday midnight. He verified that three people were indeed trapped.

The coal belt of Tinsukia’s Ledo-Margherita region borders the Changlang district of Arunachal. It is alleged that the region’s fauna has suffered permanent harm as a result of illegal coal mining.

At a coal mine located in the Wokha area of Nagaland in January of this year, six labourers perished from burns and four others suffered injuries.

In 2014, the National Green Tribunal outlawed rat-hole mining. Still, In the Northeast, coal is still extracted using this risky technique.

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