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Meghalaya mine: Navy detects second body

Correspondent SHILLONG, JAN 26 | Publish Date: 1/26/2019 12:00:45 PM IST

Indian Naval divers on Saturday detected another body inside a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, where 13 more miners remained trapped since December 13, an official said.

“They (Navy) have detected another body at 3.18 a.m. this morning with the help of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV) at a depth of approximate 160 feet and 210 feet inside a rat-hole coal mine,” a senior rescue official, who wished not to be named, told this Correspondent.  “During their search, the Navy team also stumbled on tale signs like spades, a wooden cart and then located the dead miner inside the rat-hole mine,” he said.

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