Meghalaya mine: Navy divers detect body

Meghalaya mine: Navy divers detect body
Naval divers look at the captured pictures in Ksan area of East Jaintia Hills, Thursday.
Correspondent SHILLONG, JAN 17 | Publish Date: 1/17/2019 11:30:16 AM IST

Indian Naval divers have captured pictures of a body inside a 370-feet flooded coal mine at Ksan village in East Jaintia Hills district, using an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) at a depth of approx 160 feet and 210 feet inside a rat-hole mine.

“The body has been pulled up to the mouth of the mine and will be the extracted out under the supervision of doctors,” the Navy spokesperson said in a tweet. The families of the trapped miners inside an illegal a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalaya on Thursday said they want the “dead bodies” of the miners to be taken out of the coal mine as per the order of the Supreme Court. The body was detected 32 days after the miners were trapped inside the mine on December 13. With the dead body showing sign of decomposition, the district authorities sought the consent of the family members of the trapped miners to furnish their views by Friday on whether to take out the dead body from the ill-fated coal mine. “The deputy commissioner (FM Dopth) invited the family members of the victims to view the video provided by the UROV that the body has sign of decomposition and all efforts to retrieve the same,” rescue spokesperson Reginald Susngi said. 

“As per expert opinion it (body) will lead to a total disintegration. The body has been pulled up to 100 feet from 210 feet position originally detected from the shaft and many body parts have started to disengage,” Susngi stated.


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