6 buried alive in Jharkhand as roof of mine collapses

Koderma, January 22

At least six people were buried alive in Jharkhand’s Koderma district when the roof of a mica mine caved in, a senior police official said on Friday.

Two bodies had been retrieved so far and efforts were under way to trace the others, Koderma Superintendent of Police Ehtesham Waquarib said.

According to the SP, eight people were collecting mica scraps in Phulwariya area of Koderma on Thursday evening when the roof of the mine collapsed.

Two of them were rescued by locals who gathered at the site hearing their cries, while the whereabouts of the other six could not be ascertained.

The two, who had been rescued, were undergoing treatment at a local hospital, Waquarib said. PTI

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