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Four workers killed in Jharkhand mine mishap

Two miners were killed and two were feared dead after a roof caved in at a BCCL coal mine in Dhanbad district, leading to suspension of mining activities at the site.

‘One body has been brought out while efforts are on to extricate one more body which is also visible now. Two others, still trapped inside, are also feared dead,’ Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) chairman and managing director Tapas Kumar Lahiry said.

Lahiry said the roof of the Basantimata mine in the Chanch/Victoria area caved in at about 11 am during an inspection by colliery officials after the night shift.

Two workers who had gone to give information to the assistant manager and superviser of the mine were also at the spot, he said.

‘The second shift was to commence from 4 pm,’ he said.
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