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Breaking: 15 feared dead after stone quarry collapses in Mizoram

First Published: 14th November, 2022 19:32 IST

In a tragic incident, at least 15 workers are feared to be dead after a stone quarry collapsed in Hnahthial Village in Mizoram this evening. The incident took place at

In a tragic incident, at least 15 workers are feared to be dead after a stone quarry collapsed in Hnahthial Village in Mizoram this evening.

The incident took place at around 3:30 p.m.

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.

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 15 workers, all of them non-locals, are trapped under the debris.

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

Search and rescue operations by the team of Border Security Force, State Disaster Response Force and Assam Rifles are underway.

However, no dead body has so far been recovered.

Arrangements have also been made to evacuate the bodies to Hnahthial district hospital and ambulances were being kept on standby at the site.

Hnahthial district administration officials including the district SP are currently at he spot monitoring the rescue operations.

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