Altogether 191 miners were inside the mines when the incident occurred at Jeetpur colliery, around 35 kms away from here, last evening, they said.
"It was a minor problem. The gas leakage has been sealed timely and miners are safe now," K L S Rao, general manager of the colliery, a subsidiary unit of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), said.
Rao, along with officials and rescue team, entered the mines and sealed the leakage. A probe is on in the incident.
Dhanbad: Over 190 miners were rescued safely after a poisonous gas leaked in the underground coal mines of Dhandbad district, officials said Wednesday.
First Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 13:03