Eight miners killed in Meghalaya

Times of India – India
March 16, 2009

SHILLONG: At least eight miners were killed after being trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district. Rescuers on Monday recovered eight bodies from the mine at Rangsawe, parts of which caved in on Friday, police said. While eight bodies were recovered on Monday, rescue operations were still continuing to confirm if someone was still trapped inside. Heart rending scenes were witnessed in the miners’ quarters this afternoon as the families, still hopeful about the miners’ safe return, came across the lifeless bodies.


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