Asansol, October 18: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on Friday recovered bodies of all the three workers who got trapped in a coal mine in Kulti area of West Bengal’s Asansol on October 13. The rescue operation went on for six days. The incident took place when four people tried to dig the mine illegally, of which three got trapped in it. The body of one worker was recovered on Thursday night while the bodies of the remaining two were recovered this morning. Meghalaya Rat-Hole Mine Tragedy: Decomposed Body Slips From Jaw of Navy’s ROV, Rescuers Unable to Relocate Corpse.
Those trapped had reportedly lost consciousness after inhaling the poisonous methane gas inside the mine. After receiving the information about the tragic incident, authorities had immediately started the rescue operation. West Bengal: 3 Miners Trapped Inside Coal Mine in Kulti Since October 13, Rescue Operation Enters Fourth Day.
#UPDATE West Bengal: National Disaster Response Force team recover bodies of the remaining 2 persons who got trapped in coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area on October 13. The incident occurred when 4 people tried to dig the mine illegally, of which 3 got trapped in it. https://t.co/ZzYpsi5Wl8
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The Eastern Coalfields Limited had tried to widen the narrow entrance to the mine to rescue them. However, after three days of failed attempts by the local administration, the NDRF team had arrived from Kolkata to carry out rescue operations.