Shaft Map Prepared by Navy Officials ready to evacuate people from Meghalaya Mine.

The Navy has prepared a map of a 152-metre-deep shaft of a submerged coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district. Five miners have been trapped in the mine since May 30. District Deputy Commissioner E Kharmalki said that the mine in Umpleng area is filled with water up to 33 meters and divers have been able to reach 15 meters inside the mine filled with water.

2.52 lakh litres of water extracted from the main shaft :

 A team of naval personnel has prepared a blueprint for the process to reach the bottom of the shaft through Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and sonar machines. A magistrate posted at the accident site said that the water extraction work is going on continuously. He further added that a total of 2.52 lakh liters of water has been extracted from the main shaft and 8.64 lakh liters from the second mine.


5 miners from Assam and Tripura trapped since 30th May :

 About 60 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and various agencies of the state are waiting for the water to reach 10 meters in the 152-metre-deep pit. The rescue operations cannot be carried out in water at a higher level. The district administration had said that at least five people are trapped inside the Umpleng mine, out of which four are from Assam and one is from Tripura. These people were trapped in the mine on 30th May due to water filling after the dynamite explosion. This place is located at a distance of 20 kms from Khalihariyat, the headquarter of East Jaintia Hills district.


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