• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Odisha: 1 dead, several feared trapped after landslide at coal mine


Bhubaneswar, July 24:One person has been killed and several others are believed to be trapped in a landslide at a Coal India Ltd mine in Odisha, as reported by Reuters.

The incident took place late Tuesday and the open mine which has a production capacity of 20,000 tonnes a day, has been shut since.

Odisha: Four feared dead, 9 injured after landslide at coal mine

"It will take at least a week to resume operations," a spokesperson told Reuters.

Yet another mine tragedy in NE, this time in Nagaland; 4 dead

Earlier in December, 2018, at least 15 miners were trapped in an illegal "rat-hole" coal mine in the northeastern state of Meghalaya.

Thousands of workers in Meghalaya, including children, have been killed in the so-called rat-hole mines.

India is one of the most dangerous countries to be a coal miner, with one worker dying every seven days on average in 2018 in mines operated by state-run Coal India and Singreni Collieries Co Ltd, according to government data.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more