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53 trapped in Jharkhand mine
September 07, 2006 01:04 IST
Fifty-three people were feared trapped inside a Bharat Coke and Coal Limited mine at Bhat-Dhi near Dhanbad due to water-logging after an explosion inside the mine on Wednesday.
According to official sources, after a detonation near one of the walls inside -- water entered the mine and flooded it.
"About 53 miners are feared trapped inside," the sources added.
BCCL Chairman and Managing Director Partho Bhattacharya confirmed the report.
A rescue team has left Dhanbad for Bhat-Dhi to undertake rescue operation.