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14 rescued from collapsed lift at Rajasthan mine in overnight op

Mangalore Today News Network

Rajasthan, May 15, 2024: Fourteen people, including members of a Kolkata vigilance team have been rescued after a lift collapsed at Hindustan Copper Limited’s Kolihan mine in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district on Tuesday night. Eight people have been taken out of the mine, followed by the remaining 6 who were rescued from the lift.

Rajasthan mine lift

Overnight rescue operations brought out the personnel who were stuck at a depth of 577 metres at the Kolihan mine.

Rajasthan mine lift

After being rescued, three people, who were severely injured, were taken to a hospital in Jaipur.

Dr Pravin Sharma of Jhunjhunu Government Hospital said, "All the people trapped in the mine have been rescued safely. Three of them were in serious condition and have been referred to Jaipur."

The nursing staff of Jhunjhunu government hospital, Shishram, said, "Some people have suffered fractures in hands and some in legs. Everyone is safe. Three people are seriously injured, the rest are safe. The rescue operation was done with the help of a ladder."

According to preliminary information, the incident occurred when the vigilance team along with senior officials of the company went down the shaft for an inspection.

When they were about to come up, the rope of the shaft or ’cage’ broke, due to which around 14 officers were stuck, the police said.

Nine ambulances were at the entrance and the rescue operation began Tuesday night.

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