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Coal mine roof collapse kills 4 in Telangana

International Desk
Coal mine roof collapse
Four workers have been killed when the roof of a coal mine collapsed in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The accident happened on Wednesday, November 10 at the state-run Singareni Coal Mine (SCCL) in the state's Mancherial district. This information was given by the Indian news agency PTI in a report on Thursday, November 11.

Citing police and local sources, Indian media reported that part of the roof of an underground mine collapsed in the Srirampur area of ​​Mancherial district in Telangana on Wednesday afternoon. Workers were working there at the time of the accident. After the roof collapsed, the workers were crushed under it.

Later, the death toll of four workers was confirmed. The deceased have been identified as Krishna Reddy (59), Laxmaiya (60), Chandrasekhar (29), and Surya Narsingh Raju (30). After this tragic accident, the safety of miners in India has again come into question.

Meanwhile, the country's Hindustan Times reported that while working inside the mine on Wednesday afternoon, some workers rushed out as rocks and coal started falling from above. However, the four workers were crushed inside. After receiving the news of the accident, the rescue team of Singareni Colliery rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of the victims.

However, the cause of the sudden collapse of the roof of the coal mine could not be ascertained, said Police Commissioner S Chandrasekhar Reddy. An investigation has been started to find out the cause of the accident.

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