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Jharkhand: Coal mine collapses in Lalmatia, at least 50 people trapped

At least 50 people are feared trapped after a coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand’s Lalmatia in Godda district on Thursday night.

According to initial information, some machineries of a private company along with around 50 workers are suspected to be trapped inside the debris.

“As of now, there are different versions of how many machines, vehicles and people are trapped. Relief and rescue operations are being initiated,” a police official told Indian Express.

Administration officials and NDRF team were rushed to the spot to carry out rescue operations.

Those who were injured have been admitted to Urjanagar hospital.

गोड्डा खदान दुर्घटना के पीड़ितों के लिए राहत और बचाव कार्यों में तेजी रखने का निर्देश दिया। आला अधिकारियों को घटना स्थल पर रहने को कहा है।

— Raghubar Das (@dasraghubar) December 30, 2016