SONBHADRA: A section of the stone mine situated in the Obra mining area abruptly collapsed trapping no less than 3 labourers. The incident occurred in the area of Markundi within Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. The stone mine collapse inhumed 6 workers.
S. Raja Lingam, the Magistrate of the said district has reported that 2 labourers named Rajendra, 32, and Rampal,22, got taken out from the mine in critical conditions. The workers were a part of the Marakundi Mining area, which is under Obra police station. The injured workers were immediately admitted to the Obra Hospital.
Another trapped labourer was rescued today, i.e. 29 February 2020, who was again in a perilous condition and got sent to Varanasi.
Three workers have been rescued, while the other three still remain trapped.
Senior Officials have been sent to the area of the accident.
The rescue mission is still underway where pokelen Machines are being put to use to remove collapsed detritus. As reported by the District Magistrate, another three workers are still within the affected area.
The rescue force is being taken care of by the NDRF. (National Disaster Relief Force)
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Aditya Nath also addressed the incident. As per the instructions of the CM, the senior officers were made to report to the accident site and provide aid to accelerate the rescue and relief operation. Orders have also been given to provide proper treatment to the injured victims.
The district of Sonbhadra was also on the news recently due to the discovery of gold reserves worth 3000 tonne. Later these reports were falsified by the Geological Survey of India, who revealed that only 169 kgs worth of gold has been discovered.
Sonbhadra district is bordered by the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, making it the only district in the nation to share borders with 4 states.