The campaign to save 15 laborers stranded in coal mine in Meghalaya is continuously continuing for 18th day. Although three helmets have been received from the mine, after which the officers engaged in the rescue are apprehensive about any untowardness. A team of Odisha Fire Department has reached Meghalaya to help in rescue operations.
With the flood water flooding in the Rat Hole coal mine in Meghalaya, the campaign to save 15 laborers stranded in it continues for 18 consecutive days. However, three helmets have been received on Friday, after which officials engaged in the rescue work are suspecting something unnecessary.
Assistant Commandant of NDRF SK Singh said that relief and rescue work is being done at large scale to save the workers. They said, ‘We have got three helmets from mine.’ However, it is yet to be confirmed that these helmets are from the stranded laborers or have come from somewhere else.
A team of Odisha Fire Department arrived in Meghalaya on Friday to help the administration, who are struggling to save the laborers. These laborers are stranded in the 370-feet deep illegal coal mine in a locality of Lumthari village in Meghalaya on December 13. On the other hand, a 15-member team of Indian Navy divers will join the campaign from Saturday.
Odisha fire brigade team has experience of rescue work
Director General of Odisha Fire Department B K. Sharma told that a 20-member team led by Chief Fire Officer Sukant Sethi along with other equipment including High Power Pump had left to a special aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday for Shillong. The official said that he had successfully run hard rescue operations within and outside Odisha, including Kerala. During the devastating floods in Kerala in August this year, a 240-member team of Odisha Fire Service helped the rescue operation.