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Chhattisgarh: 7 Killed, several feared trapped after limestone mine collapses in Bastar

A team of police and SDRF have reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. Sources said that out of the seven dead, six were women.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Raipur: A major accident took place in Malgaon of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Here 7 people died due to mine collapse. Administration teams are engaged in rescue operations to evacuate the villagers trapped in the mine. It has been told that dozens of villagers are still trapped in it.

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According to sources, a 14-year-old girl is among the two injured. The treatment of the injured is going on in the nearest hospital, while the condition of both is said to be very serious. Some more people are feared to be buried under the debris. The police are searching for the buried people by removing the debris.

Two women were also among the dead
According to sources, a team of police and SDRF have reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. Sources said that out of the seven dead, six were women. So far two villagers have reportedly been rescued.

CM Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has expressed grief over the incident in the mine in Malgaon. He tweeted and wrote, ‘The news of the tragic death of 6 laborers has been received during an accident in a mine in Malgaon, Jagdalpur. May God give peace to the souls of the departed laborers and courage to their families. Also, I wish speedy recovery of the injured. It is a prayer that other trapped people come out safely.

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