Meghalaya mine tragedy | Navy vehicle send for determining visibility gets stuck in bottom

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Shillong, January 8: A remote-controlled vehicle of the Navy which was sent down the 370-feet-deep rat-hole coal mine, where 15 miners are trapped since December 13, to determine visibility at the base of the shaft reportedly got stuck on Monday.

The Navy used the unmanned vehicle to determine visibility at the base of the shaft and to ensure if there is any sign of the trapped miners.

The vehicle got stuck at the bottom where the depth of water is over 160 feet and how the machine got stuck is yet to be determined.

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The vehicle might have got itself entangled with some parts of the pump put in by Kirloskar Brothers Ltd which had fallen down, as per reports.