Meghalaya : Krem Ule mine rescue operation under suspension

The East Jaintia Hills district administration on July 8(Thursday) announced that the rescue operation at Kren Ule is suspended. It has been 40 days since six miners were got trapped inside the mine after a dynamite explosion on May 30.

Navy divers with assistance of personnel from NDRF, SDRF, SRT and the district administration succeeded in recovering three bodies from the 500-ft deep mine flooded by rain water. After doing some legal formalities, the bodies were handed over to the family members.

A report was addressed to the Secretary, Mining and Geology department, East Jaintia Hills DC, Ethelbert Kharmalki stating that the rescue operations is under suspension until further notice.
Kharmalki also informed that the Indian Navy team left the district for Guwahati on July 8(Thursday).

He observed that the Navy diving teams were needed for the rescue operations in other parts of the country, as monsoon have arrived. He further informed that the NDRF and SDRF teams have been de-requisitioned with effect from July 7. (TST)