A staff divers from Odisha’s Cuttack was pressed into service Wednesday morning to rescue two miners trapped in a flooded underground coal mine since Tuesday morning in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery space of Jap Coalfield Restricted (ECL).
Mugma space normal supervisor (GM) of ECL Sanctoria (Burdman district of West Bengal) Vibhash Chandra Singh instructed media individuals that apart from Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) groups from Ranchi and Asansol, a six-member squad of Odisha divers has been pressed in to rescue the 2 miners.
“We have now additionally put in 4 pumps for pumping out water from the seam of underground coal mines in order that trapped miners could possibly be introduced out as quickly as attainable,” he stated.
Officers stated pump operator Basiya Manjhi (56) and his assistant Manik Bauri (52) had been lacking after water abruptly flooded one layer of the mine at round four am on Tuesday. A complete of 4 miners had been engaged within the dewatering train within the mine at the moment.
Whereas two of them got here out, Basiya Manjhi and Manik Bauri had been lacking, officers stated.
Rescue groups from Mugma (Dhanbad) and Sitarampur (West Bengal) had been the primary to be deployed for the search of the lacking miners. After they failed, colliery administration sought assist from Skilled Diving Companies, Cuttack.
AD Mishra, director, Directorate Normal of Mines Security (DGMS), the nation’s mines monitoring physique, additionally reached on the spot together with his staff. “Our first precedence is to deliver out lacking miners from the underground mine. Thereafter a probe can be began,” he stated.
Samir Tudu, one of many 4 miners, who got here out safely, stated an enormous circulation of water abruptly flooded the spot the place they had been working. He together with Vikash Bhuian managed to return out of the mine in time.