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One dead, several go missing as vehicles involved in mining buried in landslide in Haryana

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Hisar: About a dozen vehicles with about 15 to 20 people are feared buried in a landslide at Dadam mining zone in Tosham block of Haryana’s Bhiwani district on Saturday. The district administration has launched a rescue operation at the site.

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Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted to say that he is in constant touch with the local administration to ensure swift rescue operations and immediate assistance to the injured.

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So far, three people have been extricated from the debris and taken to hospital in Hisar. One of them reportedly died while the two others are out of danger.

The workers were reportedly travelling to another site when the landslide took place and they got trapped in their vehicles.

Agriculture Minister JP Dalal has reached the site to oversee the rescue operation. “Three people have been rescued and sent to hospital. We are making all efforts to save lives,” he said.

To note, mining activities have been taking place on a large scale in Dadam mining area and Khanak Pahari after the National Green Tribunal lifted its ban on mining work in the area. The two-month long ban, imposed by the green court due to pollution, was lifted on Thursday and the mining work resumed only on Friday.

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