- NET Web Desk
One individual lost his life, while another was critically-injured in an illegal coal mining accident, which occurred at an outlying location of Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills (WKH) District on Friday.
The incident took place in Urak, a remote hamlet under the jurisdiction of Shallang Police Station, which borders the South Garo Hills district.
According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) of West Khasi Hills – Herbert G Lyngdoh, “shortly after receiving information about the event, a team of police personnel, commanded by a DSP-rank officer, was deployed.”
“It’s actually a two-hour walk to get there, so getting there is not an easy chore,” he said.
As per specific inputs, Lependro Sangma and Hendid Momin – residents of Uguri (Goraimari) hamlet under Kharkutta Police Station, were trapped inside the coal mine. While, Lependro Sangma lost his life, Hendid Momin sustained injuries.