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MCL: Accident in Garjanbahal opencast mine

Bhubaneswar: An MUV vehicle carrying two Executives and four Operators met with an accident on Tuesday at Garjanbahal opencast mine in Sundergarh district of Odisha.

A 100 Tonne dumper operating in the mine collided with the MUV at around 08:00 hrs. The company officials immediately swung into action for rescue and shifted all injured officials and the driver of MUV to the hospital for treatment, where two of them were declared brought dead.

The injured were shifted to nearby Fortis Hospital in Raigarh for treatment.

The deceased have been identified as Jagdish Oram, Deputy Manager (Mining), a resident of Adhapara, Lakhanpur in Jharsuguda and Umakant Patel, Operator, a resident of Balinga, Himgir in Sundergarh districts of Odisha.

The Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MCL has expressed profound grief over the loss of lives in the accident.

“I am pained by this irreparable loss to families and our fraternity. Entire company stands with the family of the victims in this hour of grief. Best of the medical facilities will be made available for speedy recovery of the injured.”

The company has also initiated an internal inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.