15 Nov 2022

Mizoram: 15 Workers Trapped As Stone Quarry Collapses

Aizawl: In India's north eastern state of Mizoram a major accident has happened. At least 15 labourers are feared trapped after a large portion of a stone quarry collapsed on Monday at Maudarh  in Mizoram's Hnahthial district, about 160 km from Aizawl. A major part of a stone quarry of a private company suddenly collapsed when the workers were working in the stone pit, an official of the Mizoram Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department said.

The disaster management official said he was yet to receive a detailed report from the deputy commissioner of Hnahthial district, but was told that five excavators and other drilling machines were buried under the mine.

Most of the labourers are residents of Bihar

According to information received in the media, most of the labourers working in the mine are from Bihar. It is being told that the stone quarry has been operational for two and a half years. Disaster management, district administration, police and local people immediately rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation. 

Contingents of State Disaster Response Force, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles have also been deployed to assist in the search and rescue operation.

Volunteers of Young Mizo Association (YMA) from nearby villages also rushed to the spot for the rescue operation, they said.

Maudarh is a small hamlet located about 23 km away from Hnahthial town. The company which is currently constructing a highway between Hnahthial and Dawn village, collects stones or boulders from the quarry.

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