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Meghalaya coal miners: Rescue efforts at peak; no signs yet of 15 trapped miners
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Meghalaya coal miners: Rescue efforts at peak; no signs yet of 15 trapped miners

The operations for rescuing some 15 miners trapped in Meghalaya for over 16 days have finally gained pace after multiple agencies coming together.

It's a race against time as the miners were trapped inside a flooded 320-feet coal mine in Meghalaya. Two weeks have passed since a group of miners got trapped inside a flooded illegal mine in Saipung, Meghalaya.

Indian Navy has taken charge and has dispatched a special 15-member team to help pull out the trapped miners from rat-hole like mine. It is hoped that the Indian Navy's special divers will help rescue with remoteoperated vehicles for underwater.

disha fire services' rescue team is also there helping in rescue operations and they are planning to install pumps at multiple mines to pump out water. The rescue team is trying to study the area to stop water from the Lytein River from flowing into mine.

The rescue team is using 63 HP pumps to drain out the water from different mines but what will be the speed of water on the ground is difficult to say now. (UNI)