Jharkhand coal mine collapse kills 17

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jharkhand-coal-mine-collapse-kills-17The death toll in Jharkhand the coal mine collapse at Lalmatia open cast coal mine of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) has gone up to 17.

Officiating Chairman and Managing Director of ECL, RR Mishra said, one more body has been recovered. He said, the rescue operations are still underway despite dense fog and sniffer dogs have also been pressed into service.

He said, danger zones have been declared around the place of incidents to restrict the entry of people.

The incident occurred on Thursday when a massive mound of earth came crashing down on excavators.

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