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MCL Mines Mishap: Another Body Recovered, Death Toll Rises To 5


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05 August 2019

Diptanshu Dash


Angul: Dead body of a another worker was recovered from the debris of Bharatpur MCL Mines in Talcher on Monday morning and the death toll rose to five. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

On July 23, a dump slide at an open cast mine in Talcher trapped 13 workers and machinery at work. While nine were rescued in critical condition and rushed to Central Hospital for treatment, four had been feared trapped.

Locals have raised questions that if four persons were trapped and all the four bodies had been recovered over one week's time, then how was a fifth body found today? Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased.