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5/29/2016 by mdc
Jamshedpur reported that two miners were killed while nine others hospitalized following an accident in one of the mines of Uranium Corporation of India Limited at Turamdih, an official said. The employees of Turamdih mine were cleaning slash accumulated in the mine when the mishap took place, said Sub-Divisional Officer (Dalbhum), Suraj Kumar. Nine of the injured miners were admitted to Tata Main Hospital and they are in stable condition, he said. The rescue operation of another person was on, Kumar said.

The Chairman and Managing Director of UCIL, Diwakar Acharya said the detail of the incident was being awaited. Going by the initial report, Acharya said, the employees of Turamdih uranium mine were removing waste rock which accumulated in the mine. Groundwater broke though in a fracture in suddenly causing the accumulated mud to flow and trapping the miners, he said, adding that one Milan Karmakar and another miner were killed while seven to eight miners were rescued.

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