Kohima, March 3, 2019
After the recent Meghalaya coal mine tragedy, now a total of four miners hailing from Assam died after inhaling toxic gas inside a mine located in Yonglok village in Nagaland’s Longleng district on March 3rd, 2019.
The deceased have been identified as Krishna Gogoi, Tutu Neog and Dhaneswar. The fourth miner is yet to be identified. As per reports, the four miners died while they were engaged in extracting coal from the mine in the wee hours of March 3rd, 2019.
It may be recalled that in the month of December 2018, around 15 miners got trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district and out of 15 trapped miners, the rescue teams pulled out the decomposed bodies of four miners. Rescue operations are still going on to retrieve the other miners.