Coal mine mishap : Nine miners dead, several feared trapped in Jharkhand

coalNine bodies of workers have been recovered as rescue operations are underway following the caving-in of an opencast coal mine at Rajmahal area of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) in Godda district
of Jharkhand.

As many as 40 to 50 workers were feared trapped after a mine collapsed in Lalmatia in Jharkhand last night. A heap of mud caved-in at the entry point of Latmatia mines of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) in Godda district, the police said.

Apart from workers, over 40 vehicles were also inside at the time of the cave-in at the Rajmahal Open Cast Mines of Paharia Bhorya site, the CISF said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking stock of the situation. He has condoled the loss of lives in the mishap, announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for those killed, Rs 25,000 for the injured.

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