In a tragic turn of events, at least four people lost their lives after a mine collapsed in the Korea district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. A rescue operation was immediately launched to search for survivors.
Details of the Incident: According to Korea district collector Vinay Kumar Langeh, the incident occurred in the evening near Banjaridand village, which is located in a forest area. The victims were digging white clay when the earth caved in, trapping them under the debris. The victims were identified as Puja Gond and Ramsundar from Potedand village, and Manmati and Meera Bai from Gadtar village.
Response to the Incident: Upon being alerted to the tragedy, a police team arrived at the scene of the accident and retrieved the bodies of the victims. The bodies were sent for post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death. Further investigation into the incident is ongoing.
This is not the first time that such a tragedy has struck in Chhattisgarh. Last year, six people died when a white clay mine in the Bastar district collapsed. Five of the deceased were women. The incident took place in Maalgaon village, 12 km from the district headquarters of Jagdalpur, under the Nagarnar police station area. In response to this tragedy, financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh was provided to each of the victims’ families.
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