Guwahati: Naval divers detected another body of miner early on Saturday at a depth of 280 feet inside a rat-hole in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where over a dozen miners remain trapped since December 13.
FM Dopth, deputy commissioner of East Jaintia Hills district said, “As informed by the Indian navy, another dead body detected this morning at 3 am at around 280 feet inside the rat hole.”
The rescue official said the second body was detected from the same rat-hole coal miner where the first body of a miner was detected on January 16. Official added that the divers are now making efforts to pull out the body and are hopeful of taking it out as soon as possible.
On Thursday, the body of a coal miner was retrieved from the flooded and was identified as that of Amir Hussain of western Assam’s Chirang district.
Police handed over the body to his family on Saturday.