The rescue team consists of Navy Team assisted by the NDRF, SDRF, Fire Service, and personnel from the District Administration has retrieved one unidentified dead body of a labour trapped in the coal mine at Sutnga, East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
An official source informed that the inquest has been conducted by the Executive Magistrate at the spot and the dead body was further transported to Khliehriat Morgue for Post Mortem.
“Relatives have been informed to come forward to identify the retrieved dead body,” the official informs.
Further, the dewatering process resumes after the navy operation begins.
In continuation of the rescue operation, the rescue teams of NDRF and SDRF has verified the level of the water before resuming the de-watering process and found risen by 40 (Forty) feet as no dewatering process took place during the navy operation.
“After the navy operation yesterday, de-watering resumes throughout the evening and towards late-night and about 2.16 lakhs liters of water has been pumped out from the main shaft and about 4.50 lakhs liters of water from the 2nd shaft,” the source said.
On May 30, Five miners, four from Assam and one from Tripura were trapped inside a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills. Following this, the State Government has roped in the Indian Navy and NDRF for the rescue operation. However, after 17 days body of one labourer out of five is retrieved.