Mizoram Major accident stone mine collapses, 15 laborers feared dead

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Stone mine collapses in Mizoram

A major accident has taken place in Mizoram, the north eastern state of India. At least 15 people are feared dead after a large portion of a stone quarry collapsed on Monday at Moudarh in Hanthial district of Nizoram. An official of the Mizoram Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department said that a large portion of the stone quarry of a private company suddenly collapsed when the laborers were working in the stone pit.

Many machines also buried in the mine

According to some villagers of the area, the accident took place when the laborers were returning from their lunch break. The disaster management official said that they are yet to receive a detailed report from the Deputy Commissioner of Hanthiyal district, but have been told that five excavators and other drilling machines have been buried under the mine.

Most of the laborers are residents of Bihar

According to information received in the media, most of the laborers working in the mine are from Bihar. It is being told that the stone quarry has been operational for two and a half years. Disaster management, district administration, police and people of Leite village and Hanthial town immediately rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation. Contingents of State Disaster Response Force, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles have also been deployed to assist in the search and rescue operation.

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