Meghalaya mine tragedy | Navy undertakes ROV probes to rescue trapped miners

Indian Navy personnel come out of a coal mine during a rescue operation in Ksan, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, India, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Shillong, January 9: The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on Tuesday said that the Navy’s Remotely Operated  Vehicle (ROV) probes have been successfully undertaken two identified rat hole mines as part of the ongoing rescue operation of the trapped miners in East Jayantia hills in Meghalaya.

ENC said in a press communiqué said, “Simultaneous operations have been undertaken in the adjacent shafts since diving is not feasible.”

As per information, a total of five naval ROVs have been augmented on site.

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The Naval diving team from Visakhapatnam has been working in the rescue operation since December 28, 2018.

A total of 15 miners have been trapped in a 370-feet deep illegal mine in Lumthari village since December 13 last year.