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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.


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Sub: Unsafe Mines

Since no action will be taken against safety officials / management, such incidents (rather accidents) are bound to happen again and again. We learn nothing ...

Posted by Gopal Prasad Mittal

Sub: Re: 53 trapped in Jharkhand mine

So, where are all the news channels? Or, is it that miners don't make interesting footage on reality TV?

Posted by uday

Sub: Request to Media

To media, Please make it a big issue so that the concerned authority pulls up all resources to rescue the trapped mine-workers. You people covered ...

Posted by Shib Sankar



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