Asansol Colliery Accident: 2 Contract Workers Die After Falling Into A Pit In Coal Mine | VIDEO

Five laborers, who were doing pit repair work at a height of about 100 feet at the number one pit of the number two colliery of ECL located at Asansol Chinakudi, have become victims of a major accident, in which one laborer died at a height of 100 feet. He fell on the ground while one worker fell from the height of the pit into the coal mine about 2200 feet deep below the pit.
Asansol: Five laborers, who were doing pit repair work at a height of about 100 feet at the number one pit of the number two colliery of ECL located at Asansol Chinakudi, have become victims of a major accident, in which one laborer died at a height of 100 feet. He fell on the ground while one worker fell from the height of the pit into the coal mine about 2200 feet deep below the pit.
In this incident, news of the death of two workers is being reported, while three workers have survived. The people of the area have completely surrounded the mine number two of ECL and are demanding compensation to the families of the deceased, while on hearing the news of the incident. Asansol Niyamatpur Police and CISF team are deployed, along with ECL security guards also gathered in large numbers.
In a separate incident, three persons were feared dead after a portion of an abandoned coal mine caved in at Korba district in Chhattisgarh, police said in February.
Two other persons managed to come out of the mine, they said.
The incident took place shortly after 3 pm when the victims illegally entered the abandoned open cast mine of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) in Dipka area under Hardi Bazar police station limits to fetch coal, a senior police official said, PTI reported.
As per preliminary information, five people were engaged in illegal excavation of coal from the mine when suddenly a portion of it collapsed and they got trapped under the debris, he said.
Soon after being alerted about the collapse, teams of mine management, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and police reached the post and launched a rescue operation, the official said.
Two of the five men managed to come out of the debris, but three others remained trapped, he said.
Efforts were on to locate the trio, but chances of their being alive are very slim, he said.
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