Meghalaya mine tragedy | Need to believe in miracles now: Centre

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Shillong, January 12: As the Supreme Court is hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Aditya N Prasad, who sought urgent steps to rescue the 15 miners trapped in an illegal rat-hole coal mine filled with water in Meghalaya, the Centre on Friday told the apex court that it has to believe in miracles now to see the miners alive.

The bench comprising of Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer hearing the case asked the centre to continue with their efforts as someone might be alive there and they must be taken out.

The Centre and the Meghalaya government apprised the bench about the steps taken in the operation to rescue the 15 miners who are trapped there since December 13 last year.

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It may be recalled that the miners have been trapped in a 370-feet deep illegal mine in Lumthari village in East Jaintia Hills since December 13, 2018.

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