Meghalaya : The Indian Navy started the retrieval process of the second miner’s body today in the 370 foot deep flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13th, 2018.
Meghalaya coal mine
Navy detected the second trapped body in the flooded Meghalaya coal mine on January 26th, 2019 at 3:18 am with the help of an underwater remotely operated vehicle. The second body was detected from the same rat-hole mine where the UROV found the first body of a miner after 32 days after the incident.
The divers retrieved the first body from the main shaft of the rat hole mine no 26 in East Jaintia Hills district on January 24th, 2019. The deceased miner has been identified as Amir Hussain (30), a resident of Chirang district in Assam.
Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Second Miner’s body retrieval process under way
Hussain is survived by her mother; wife and three children aged 2, 7 and 9. Hussain was engaged in coal mining work since the summer of 2018 and this was his second stint with the coal mining work.
While the owner of the illegal coal mine, Krip Chullet, was arrested from his home while his accomplices are on the run. The Meghalaya government has released Rs 1 lakh interim relief for the families of the trapped miners.
Meghalaya Coal mine
Meanwhile the Supreme Court is keeping track of the entire operation and will schedule its hearing on the matter again on January 28th, 2019.