6 migrant workers from Assam die after falling in pit in Meghalaya forest

Guwahati: Six migrant workers from Assam have been found dead after they fell into a 150 feet pit in a forest in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills. It is the same district where 15 men died in December 2018 inside an illegal rat hole mine after it collapsed.

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As per reports, the locals have alleged that the migrant workers whose dead bodies have been recovered were digging an illegal coal mine.

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However, the state government has denied the presence of any such coal mine in the area and that the workers were involved in cutting and shaping hard soil for other purposes.

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