28 days on, no breakthrough in Meghalaya mine tragedy yet

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Shillong, January 9: Even after nearly a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, still no sign of success in rescue operations though rescuers continue to pump out water from the flooded mine to save the men.

It may be mentioned that as many as 15 miners are trapped inside a 370-feet deep illegal mine in Lumthari village since December 13, 2018.

The National Disaster Rescue Force along with the State Disaster Rescue Force are heading the rescue operation along with the Indian Navy and Odisha fire service.

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A remote-controlled vehicle of the Navy which was sent down the 370-feet-deep rat-hole coal mine to determine visibility at the base of the shaft reportedly got stuck on Monday.

As per the Indian Navy divers, the water level is same since the mine collapsed.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore on the state government for its failure to completely stop illegal coal mining in the state.