Shillong: 

The households of the trapped miners inside an unlawful 370-ft flooded coal mine in Meghalaya on Thursday stated they need the “lifeless our bodies” of the miners to be taken out as per the Supreme Court docket order at the same time as Navy divers captured footage of a physique contained in the flooded mine.

The Indian Navy divers on Wednesday used an underwater ROV (remotely operated car) at a depth of about 160 toes in a rat-hole mine at Ksan village in East Jaintia Hills district, with footage of a physique which was pulled as much as the mouth of the mine.

“The physique can be extracted below the supervision of docs,” stated a Navy spokesperson in a tweet.

“The rescuers confirmed us video footages of a lifeless physique caught inside a coal mine in a pc (underwater ROV). We do not know whose physique it’s. We wish the federal government to observe the Supreme Court docket order to get the our bodies out of that coal mine,” stated Malik Ali, brother of Munirul Islam, who’s amongst these trapped contained in the mine.

“We wish his physique again in order that we can provide him a good burial,” he added.

The physique has been detected 32 days after the miners received trapped contained in the mine on December 13 as water gushed in.

5 miners managed to flee and alerted the folks in regards to the tragedy at Ksan village, about 130 km from Shillong. Rescue efforts are on to salvage the remaining 14 miners.

Pressmeky Dkhar, the uncle of the 2 brothers, Dimonme and Melambok, stated over telephone: “We had been instructed {that a} physique was noticed contained in the mine. They’re attempting to retrieve it. We wish the physique.”

With the physique exhibiting indicators of decomposition, the district authorities sought the consent of the members of the family of the trapped miners to furnish their views by Friday on whether or not the physique could possibly be taken out from the mine.

“Deputy Commissioner F.M. Dopth invited the members of the family from Lumthari village and two from Assam’s Chirang district to view the video footages,” stated Rescue spokesperson Reginald Susngi.

“As per knowledgeable opinion, the physique could possibly be retrived solely after it’s disintegrated. The physique has been pulled as much as 100 toes from 210 toes. Many physique elements have already began falling aside,” he acknowledged.

A Supreme Court docket bench comprising Justices A.Ok. Sikri and S. Abdul Nazeer had expressed dissatisfaction with the rescue operation and ordered : “Regardless of whether or not they (trapped individuals) are all lifeless, some alive, few lifeless or all alive, they need to have been taken out by now. We pray to God that all of them are alive.”

The Meghalaya authorities has roped in a number of central businesses together with a workforce from Hyderabad-based Nationwide Geophysical Analysis Institute and Chennai-based Planys Applied sciences within the rescue operation.

Coal India Restricted, Odisha firefighters, Kirloskar Brothers Restricted are dewatering the deserted coal mine shafts and the principle shaft the place the miners are trapped.

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