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Coal mine collapses in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, No trapped: Officials

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Ranchi: Several people were said to be feared trapped after an abandoned coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, as per local media reports. The reports mentioned that illegal mining was going on in the abandoned coal pit when the incident took place on Thursday morning. However, according to the Deputy Commissioner – Dhanbad, no person was trapped, and no death or injuries have been reported so far.

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” A 60-feet ‘kachcha’ road collapsed at around 8.30 am in Dhanbad near the temporarily closed mining lease area of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL). No trapping or any death/injury has been found till now or appears likely, the DC was quoted as saying by sources.

Earlier in the month, a ropeway accident occurred in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district. On April 10, some cable cars in a ropeway collided with each other at Trikut Hills in Deoghar, as a result of which more than 60 people were trapped.

The rescue operation evacuating tourists trapped in the cable cars lasted 46 hours. The tourists were evacuated with the help of two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters.

The IAF, Indian Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Disaster Response Force and the district administration had jointly conducted the rescue operation.

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Drones were being used to supply food and water to the stranded people.

Three persons, including two women, died in the accident. Of these, two tourists fell to their deaths from helicopters during botched rescue attempts.

One of the two women fell off a helicopter while the rescue operation was being carried out, and was declared dead at the hospital. The woman was identified as 60-year-old Shobha Devi, media reports said.

The evacuated people were sent to the hospital in order to be examined.

According to the Jharkhand Tourism Department, the Trikut ropeway is India’s highest vertical ropeway, and is around 766-metre long.

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