Chhattisgarh coal mine blast toll rises to six
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Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 18:28
  
Raipur: With three more deaths, the toll in the blast at coal mines of the South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL) in Chhattisgarh's Koria district on Friday rose to six.

SECL Deputy General Manager (Operations) S K Goswami and his colleagues Nirmal Jangde and Radheshyam were killed in an air blast at the coal mine at Anjani Hills in Chirmiri area yesterday.

32 others were injured in the incident while six employees were stated to be missing, M P Dixit, an official at SECL, said.

He said three persons undergoing treatment succumbed to the injuries today. 16 other injured have been shifted to Bilaspur for treatment.

According to officials, rescue work has been hampered because of fire in the mine.

Meanwhile, state Labour Minister Chandrashekar Sahu said action would be taken if Labour Law was violated in the case.

PTI


First Published: Friday, May 07, 2010, 18:28


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