Mudslide smothers entrance in Jharkhand
At least ten people have been killed with dozens feared trapped after a mine collapsed at an Indian government-owned complex in Godda district.
— Deccan Herald (@TheDeccanHerald) December 30, 2016
Emergency services say the disaster was caused by a mudslide, which smothered the entrance.
The accident happened on Thursday evening, but thick smog prevented rescue teams from entering the pit until early Friday morning.
— Amit Mishra (@amitkalraj) December 30, 2016
The mine is in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand home to some of India’s largest mines.
The area has a poor safety record and security standards are routinely ignored.
— Eenadu India (@Eenadu_English) December 30, 2016
Authorities expect the number of fatalities to rise.