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3 Killed, Many Still Feared Trapped After Landslide in Mining Quarry in Haryana's Bhiwani

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Last Updated: January 01, 2022, 16:35 IST

Incident of a landslide in a mining quarry took place in Haryana's Bhiwani. (ANI)

Incident of a landslide in a mining quarry took place in Haryana's Bhiwani. (ANI)

A rescue operation by the district administration is underway at the Dadam mining zone in Tosham block.

Bodies of three people were recovered and many are still feared trapped following a landslide in a mining zone in Haryana’s Bhiwani district on Sunday. A rescue operation by the district administration is underway at the Dadam mining zone in Tosham block. Police said around half a dozen dumper trucks and some machines were buried under debris.

“Saddened by the unfortunate landslide accident in Dadam mining zone at Bhiwani. I am in constant touch with the local administration to ensure swift rescue operations and immediate assistance to the injured," tweeted Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday expressed grief over a landslide that took place at a mining site in Haryana’s Bhiwani in which two people died, and spoke to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar about the accident.

“The accident due to a landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani district of Haryana is very sad. I have spoken to Chief Minister @mlkhattar. The local administration is engaged in rescue work, and our priority is to save as many lives as possible. I wish the injured a speedy recovery," Shah tweeted in Hindi.

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A report by Indian Express quoted Tosham MLA Kiran Choudhry as saying, “We do not know as to how many people are trapped inside. Mining was barred in the area due following an order by the National Green Tribunal. It is feared that a few of the trapped people have lost their lives."

Sukhbir of the Tosham Police Station said that the dead are yet to be identified. Meanwhile state minister JP Dalal has reached at the spot and has taken stock of the situation. He told reporters the administration’s priority is to rescue people trapped in the debris and that a team of doctors has arrived at the spot.

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first published:January 01, 2022, 14:14 IST
last updated:January 01, 2022, 16:35 IST