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One Worker Trapped after Rains Trigger Landslide in Coal Mine in Chhattisgarh's Korba

Representative Image. (Image: Reuters)

Representative Image. (Image: Reuters)

The incident took place at Kusmunda open-cast coal mine of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) when workers were pumping out rainwater from the mining area.

A worker was trapped under the debris following a landslide at a coal mine in Chhattisgarh's Korba district on Thursday morning, the police said.

The incident took place at Kusmunda open-cast coal mine of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) when workers were pumping out rainwater from the mining area, said a police official.

Due to continuous rainfall, a portion of earth broke loose and crashed on the mine, he said.

Suresh Mahant (25), a contractual labourer, got trapped under the debris.

Rescue operation was still underway but the chances of his survival were slim, the official said.