Four workers feared dead in MCL coal mines in Odisha

Talcher: At least four workers are feared dead following a landslide at the open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Talcher while 10 are injured in the incident, said an official on Wednesday

Coal miners working during the night shift at Bharatpur open cast mine in Talcher Coalfields of MCL came under a dump slide due to a strata failure.

The accident occurred between in the night on Tuesday when a portion of earth broke loose trapping 13 workers and machinery at work. 

The fellow miners and rescue teams immediately swung into action and rescued nine workers, who were shifted to company’s Central Hospital at Talcher for treatment of minor injuries.

However, a rescue operation is underway to recover four missing workers, who have been trapped in the debris.

The Director (Technical/Operations) and the Director (Personnel) of MCL have rushed to Talcher to oversee the rescue operations.