The mine was already under on 13 december, after a river near the mine flooded. The rescue layers since Tuesday, still since the pumps not powerful enough. Tv station NDTV reported earlier that the emergency services only three helmets were found in the 100-meter-deep mine.Read also Fifteen men for two weeks in Indian my
"Ten powerful pumps are transferred, and teams of navy divers and engineers have the remote site reached", said the local minister Kyrmen Shylla, who admitted that the chances of finding survivors are minimal. "We're now going to try the water from the mine shaft to the pumps.” the
An engineer told NDTV that it can take a week to get that operation completed.
It is not the first time that miners trapped in a mine in Meghalaya. In 2012, that happened already with 15 miners. Their bodies were never found.