Disaster

Death in a mine

Print edition : February 17, 2017

Rescue work under way at the Rajmahal opencast mine, previously known as the Lalmatiya colliery. Photo: PTI

Bodies of miners near the site. Many more were trapped under the debris. Photo: AFP

The fissure that was noticed and reported by miners. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Trucks and other vehicles were damaged in the overburden collapse. Photo: PTI

A team of the National Disaster Response Force at the mine site. Photo: PTI

The mining disaster in the Rajmahal opencast mine in Jharkhand raises questions about the safety standards adopted by coalfields and adherence to mining laws.
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