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Army joins rescue operations in Meghalaya

By Staff Correspondent

SHILLONG, Jan 29 - The Indian Army has now been pressed into assist the rescue team at Ksan, East Jaintia Hills even as the Navy divers are trying to retrieve the second body that has been detected inside the rat-hole coal mine.

Army personnel have moved into the site and have set up their tents and also for the Indian Navy. According to officials 15 tents have been set up near the site of the operation by the Indian Army.

�The Army is setting up camps near the site to provide support to the Indian Navy in their rescue operation,� officials said.

After the Indian Army moved in and set the tents at the site, personnel from the Indian Navy are relocating to the rescue site from their current location. The Army has been called in as the Supreme Court has directed the State Government to continue with the rescue operation and so the defence personnel know they are in for a long haul.

The Indian Navy has been working round-the-clock to retrieve the second body. The second body was detected by the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) of the Navy inside a rat-hole inside the main shaft on January 26.

�The Indian Navy divers are trying to retrieve the second body. But due to many obstacles in the rat-hole like material, exhaust pipes used by the miners and turbidity the retrieval has become extremely difficult, but the efforts are still on,� District Public relation Officer, R Susngni said.

The body is stuck in 280 feet inside the mine. It is a difficult situation has the depth is far below the Navy divers can go in. Moreover, the rat-hole is clogged for the ROV to move in freely. This is the second detection after one of the miners� body was pulled out and later the family identifying it as that of Amir Hussain. His wife, mother and father identified the body and later took it to his village in Chirang district of Assam.

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Army joins rescue operations in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Jan 29 - The Indian Army has now been pressed into assist the rescue team at Ksan, East Jaintia Hills even as the Navy divers are trying to retrieve the second body that has been detected inside the rat-hole coal mine.

Army personnel have moved into the site and have set up their tents and also for the Indian Navy. According to officials 15 tents have been set up near the site of the operation by the Indian Army.

�The Army is setting up camps near the site to provide support to the Indian Navy in their rescue operation,� officials said.

After the Indian Army moved in and set the tents at the site, personnel from the Indian Navy are relocating to the rescue site from their current location. The Army has been called in as the Supreme Court has directed the State Government to continue with the rescue operation and so the defence personnel know they are in for a long haul.

The Indian Navy has been working round-the-clock to retrieve the second body. The second body was detected by the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) of the Navy inside a rat-hole inside the main shaft on January 26.

�The Indian Navy divers are trying to retrieve the second body. But due to many obstacles in the rat-hole like material, exhaust pipes used by the miners and turbidity the retrieval has become extremely difficult, but the efforts are still on,� District Public relation Officer, R Susngni said.

The body is stuck in 280 feet inside the mine. It is a difficult situation has the depth is far below the Navy divers can go in. Moreover, the rat-hole is clogged for the ROV to move in freely. This is the second detection after one of the miners� body was pulled out and later the family identifying it as that of Amir Hussain. His wife, mother and father identified the body and later took it to his village in Chirang district of Assam.

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