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Jharkhand orders probe into frequent gas leak at mines

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 22:42

Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Jharkhand on Tuesday
ordered a probe into `frequent gas leakages` at some mines of
Bharat Coking Limited (BCCL) even as gas and smoke continued
to emanate from the closed Dobari mines of Rajapur Colliery
project for the second day.
"The probe has been ordered following frequent reports
of gas leakages," Excise and Disaster Management Minister told
reporters after he visited the areas following reports of gas
leakage since yesterday.

The `leakage` at the Dobari mines at Dobari Basti has
forced closure of government primary school, the district
Superintendent of Education, Ratan Mahawar, said.
The colliery management has engaged experts to detect
the leakage spot, Project Manager of Rajapur Colliery, S K
Singh said.

Singh blamed escalation of underground mine fire for
increase in frequent leakages.


First Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 22:42

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