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Mizoram Stone Quarry Collapse: 8 bodies recovered so far

First Published: 15th November, 2022 8:45 IST

As many as 8 bodies of labourers have been recovered from the Maudarh stone quarry tragedy site in Mizoram today. Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are on for the four

As many as 8 bodies of labourers have been recovered from the Maudarh stone quarry tragedy site in Mizoram today.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are on for the four labourers who are still feared trapped.

The dead bodies will be identified, after the post-mortem examination. the search operation is still ongoing and will continue until all people who are missing are located. the National Disaster Response Force said in a statement.

According to local sources, 12 labourers are reportedly feared dead in the tragedy after being trapped when a stone quarry collapsed in Mizoram on Monday.

The incident took place near Maudarh village in south Mizoram’s Hnahthial district.

Police said that the labourers feared to be killed by the massive slide were working under the Anupam Bricks and Concrete Industries Limited or ABCIL constructing widening of National Highway No 54 between Hnahthial town and Zobawk village sector.

Also Read: 15 feared dead after stone quarry collapses in Mizoram

Sources said that the workers had dug too deep and disturbed the stone quarry’s stability, resulting in the entire hill coming down on the workers.

The incident occurred when the workers at the private company in Maudarh, Hnahthial district resumed work after a lunch break.

At least 12 workers, all of them non-locals, were trapped under the debris.

The landslip also buried five Hitachi excavators, a big stone crusher and a drilling machine.

Rescue works have been undertaken by company workers, police, healthcare workers and volunteers from Hnahthial town and surrounding villages with the help of excavators.

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