Zee Media Bureau
Asansol: Several persons who were trapped inside an abandoned mine that caved in at Jamuria in Asansol-Raniganj coal belt in Burdwan district were rescued on Saturday, reports said.
Villagers had claimed that six persons were trapped underneath as chunks of earth fell on them at Pariharpur locality on Friday afternoon.
Disaster management teams of ECL and state government worked tirelessly to rescue them.
The teams had dug up parallel to the abandoned mine and provided oxygen masks to trapped miners.
The coal-rich area is dotted with illegal mines as a section of locals regularly extract the mineral for selling in open market.
The administration, in coordination with Eastern Coalfields Ltd (EC), sometimes undertake drive.
With Agency Inputs