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Posts published in “Day: December 15, 2018”

Trapped coal miners still untraced

HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Dec 14: The operation to rescue 13 miners trapped inside a flooded coal pit at Lumthari in East Jaintia Hills district failed to locate the miners even as rescue officials said that the chances of the miners’ survival were bleak. The rescue team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) called off the rescue operation for the day due to darkness. The operation may resume tomorrow morning. Today, rescue personnel tried to pump the water out of the coal pit located at Ksan near the Lytein river with the help of generators but the water level has…