Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

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.

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
NGT cracks whip on Mizoram govt for poor handling of stone quarry mishap, orders ABCI Infra to pay Rs 2.4 cr to 12 victims’ families

NGT has wrapped Mizoram govt for its “insensitive” handling of the tragedy and directed it to stop violation of green laws

06th December 2022
Banner
Mizoram: 4 including a 11-year-old killed in road accident

The accident happened when the pickup truck they were travelling in fell into a gorge near Thingfal village in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district.

05th December 2022
Banner
4 Myanmar nationals arrested with arms and ammo in Mizoram’s Siaha dist

The operation was carried out near Block Tuipang of Saiha district based on specific information.

03rd December 2022
Banner
Body of missing stone quarry labourer found after 18 days

The body of Jahidur Islam of Assam was recovered from the stone quarry site by the rescue team engaged by ABCI Infrastructures.

03rd December 2022
Banner
Kuki Chin refugees go without food in the jungles of Bangladesh, 11 more enter India, seek refuge in Mizoram

Since November 20, at least 304 Kuki Chins have taken shelter in Mizoram as fighting between joint forces of Arakan Army-Bangladesh Army and Kuki Chin National Army (KNA) intensifies

03rd December 2022