31 Dec '16, 7am

India mine collapse toll rises to 11 as rescuers search

BHUBANESWAR, India (REUTERS) – The death toll in an Indian coal mine collapse rose to 16 on Saturday (Dec 31) and could rise further, officials said, as some people are still feared trapped at a coalfield run by state-owned Coal India Limited. The accident occurred in Jharkhand state on Thursday evening at the Lalmatia mine, one of the country’s largest, which is owned by Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL). “At night (on Friday), the rescue operation was slow due to fog,” R.R. Amitabh, a senior officer at ECL, told Reuters, adding that about 30 per cent of the collapsed mine waste had been removed. Coal India has a poor safety record, with 135 accidents reported last year, killing 37 people and injuring 141, the company said in a report. Operations at the mine in Godda district, about 280km from the state capital, Ranchi, have since been stopped, Amitabh said. The state poli...

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