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Meghalaya Rescue Mission Live Updates: Navy divers to resume rescue mission on Day 19

Meghalaya Rescue Mission Live Updates: Navy divers to resume rescue mission on Day 19: You all should know that the Indian Navy is trying so hard to rescue 15 miners who are stuck inside a 350-foot deep mine. We think that the miners are in very big problem and they are going to feel the pain as they are stuck in deep. Also, the reports are coming that the 15 miners stuck there for 18 days now. Nothing is working out and Indian Navy has taken the rescue mission in hands and we are expecting some good news soon.

Jaintia Hills: Navy personnel conduct a rescue task at the site of a coal mine collapse at Ksan, in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_29_2018_000103A)

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As per the reports, the National Disaster Response Force which is known as NDRF have said the divers could not reach the bottom of mine on Sunday. The reason of it is the level of the water which was 125 feet rather than 70 feet and their calculation doesn’t work out. The divers entered the shaft on Monday to survey the bottom using an UnderWater Remotely Operated Vehicle.

Here is the latest on Meghalaya miners rescue:

  • Divers from the Indian Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will attempt to reach the bottom of the water-flooded mine again today (December 31).

  • They attempted a dive into the 370-foot deep pit on Sunday (December 30) but they were not successful in reaching the bottom of the pit.

  • The divers have hi-tech equipment and have a remotely-operated vehicle at their disposal to aid the rescue effort.
  • High power pumps are being used to lower the water level in the pit. It is suspected that the miners are stuck in ‘rat-holes’ at the bottom of the pit.

Even after the whole scenario navy requested the district administration for assistance in dewatering to reduce the level of water which need to comes down to 30 metres or up to safety limit. You all should know that the measures are being undertaken to rule out decompression sickness. You all should know that the things are going to work out.

Some reports are indicating that the rescue operation is being conducted by several agencies including the navy, NDRF, Odisha fire service team. Still things aren’t working out for him. The remote mine is a 1-1/2 hour drive and then a half-hour hike from the district headquarters of the East Jaintia Hills district. We think that the a 18-member team of the navy equipped with diving sets are working for it.