WCL miner killed in landslide of open cast coal mine

Nagpur, Sep 28 (PTI) A miner was killed and another sustained serious injuries due to landslide of an overburden bench of an open cast mine of Western Coalfields Limited at Umrer, about 40 km from here today. The deceased, identified as Gurmail Singh, was buried under the overburden early morning. He was rescued by the colleagues but succumbed to injuries on his way to Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH) here, official sources said. Another coal miner Kinkar, who sustained severe injuries, was rushed to GMCH and his condition was stated to be serious, they said. Top officials of WCL including Chairman Cum Managing Director D C Garg and others have rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, in yesterday’s roof collapse mishap at Silewara underground mine of WCL, one more person identified as Leeladhar succumbed to injuries. With this the toll in Silewara mine mishap has gone up to two, official sources said.



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