Meghalaya mine tragedy: Odisha rescue team returns

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Bhubaneswar: After dedicated service for over a month in Meghalaya in rescuing trapped coal miners, a 21-member team of Odisha fire services department returned to the state on Thursday.

On their arrival, the team members shared their experience of the rescue operation at zero degree Celsius. They also shared the working experience with the Indian Navy and Air force.

Notably, the special team led by the chief fire officer (CFO) Sukanta Sethy had left for Meghalaya in a special aircraft on December 28, 2018.

The team along with the equipment including high-powered pumps headed for the rescue operation.

On December 13, nearly 15 labourers were trapped in a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Since then the labourers are trapped inside the coal mine. No one is yet to be rescued despite every possible effort by the authorities to the end.

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