Odisha Coalmine Mishap: Remains Of Fourth Labourer Handed Over To Family

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Talcher: The MCL rescue team on Tuesday handed over the remaining body parts of the security guard, who was trapped in the July 23 landslide at Bharatpur Coalmine in Talcher, to his family members.

According to sources, the rescue team of the MCL recovered a leg and the intestine of Ramesh Das of Lakeipasi village.

On being informed, police rushed to the coalmine and took the remaining body parts for postmortem. Those were later handed over to the family members.

With this, the rescue operation in Bharatpur coalmine has been completed, said a senior MCL official.

Das was among the four who were trapped following a landslide at the mine on the night of July 23. The incident had occurred between 11 pm and 11:30 pm when a portion of earth broke loose, trapping 13 workers and machinery at work.

While the body of Pupun Biswal of Kukudanga village was recovered a day after the incident, that opf Rajkishore Mahapatra (pump operator) of Sibarampur village and Rashmi Ranjan Behera (supervisor) of Gobara village could only be retrived on July 26. The following day, the rescue team had recovered a severed hand and mutilated body parts suspected to be that of the security guard.

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