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SC: Miracles do happen... some may still be alive

DNDEL25529 | 1/12/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :371



New Delhi: One month on and all efforts by multiple agencies failing to bring any news about the 15 trapped miners inside an illegal rathole coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court on Friday approved heavy equipment and experts to be roped in the rescue mission hoping for a miracle that some among them may still be alive.
Since Dec 13 when the first rescue team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) first landed at the mine site in East Jaintia Hills, submerged pumps with a power of 100 horsepower (hp) employed by Coal India Ltd, Orissa Fire Services and Kirloskar Group have managed to pump out one crore litres of water from the mine into which water from a nearby river is continually seeping in. To add to it, Navy dive
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