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Indian Navy finds body of Meghalaya miner

[/media-credit] One body detected by Indian Navy Divers using Underwater ROV at a depth of approx 60 feet and 210 feet inside a rat-hole mine. Photo: Twitter/IndianNavy

New Delhi: The body of one of the 15 mine workers trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district was found by a team of Navy personnel on Thursday.

The body was brought to the mouth of the rat-hole mine, Navy officials said, adding the rescue operations were going on.

The officials said the body was spotted inside the rate-hole mine and naval divers brought it to its mouth.

The 15 went to work at the mine in Meghalaya on December 13 and have been underground ever since.

A team of about 100 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) experts have been camping at the mine site but their operations were hampered by lack of sophisticated equipment.

PTI

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