7 bodies found in an abandoned mine in India

7 bodies found in abandoned mine in India
7 bodies found in abandoned mine in India - The Times of India

Seven bodies have been recovered from an abandoned mine in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh in India.

The victims were unauthorised miners who entered the mine in search of coal and metal scraps.

A police report has been filed against the owners, South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) for neglecting to secure the abandoned mine, and Ratnambar Shukla, the man in charge of the local police station was relieved of his duties for failing to monitor the illegal scrap industry.

In addition, two illegal dealers who had bought scrap from the deceased had their buildings demolished.

According to authorities, the victims entered the mine on January 26th 2023 in two separate groups, unaware of each other’s presence.

They all fell unconscious after entering gas-filled tunnels. When one group did not emerge, a villager raised the alarm and the relatives of the miners reported it to the police.

SECL dispatched rescue teams, who found the bodies of Hazari Lal Kol, Rahul Kol, Kapil Vishwakarma, and Raj Mahto in the early hours of January 27th after a night-long search.

The other three miners were reported missing on January 28th, but it wasn’t until later that it was discovered they too had gone to the abandoned mine. The remaining three bodies were found after another rescue effort.

The two groups entered the mine through separate locations in the jungle, 100 to 150 meters apart, and their intention was to gather scrap independently.