4 Workers Injured In Mine Roof Collapse In Jharkhand

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Ranchi: Four workers suffered injuries, two of them seriously, when the roof of a mine partially collapsed at Putki Balihari area in Dhanbad district on Thursday Night.

The mine falls under Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited. A senior district official said the four contractual workers were taking cable to a shaft of the hydro mines in lift when a part of the roof suddenly caved in trapping them.

The four were rescued and taken to a hospital where the condition of two of them was stated to be serious, the official said.

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The two seriously injured were now under treatment at Central Hospital, Dhanbad while the other two were being treated at a local hospital in the neighbourhood of the mines and were out of danger, the official added.

The cause of the collapse was being looked into, the official said.