Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Indian Air Force airlifts NDRF team with pumps in Guwahati
Dec 28, 2018, 1:36 PM IST
It’s been 15 days since a rat-hole mine collapsed in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, trapping 15 people underground. On Friday, the Indian Air Force stepped in and is airlifting men and equipment.
Rescuers from the IAF and Coal India reached the 370-foot-deep illegal mine in East Jaintia Hills district today and they will be aided by two teams from Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, a pipe company.
The Indian Air Force airlifted a 21-member NDRF team and a team of Odisha Fire Services with 10 high-powered pumps from Bhubaneswar to Guwahati.
By Hemanta Nath