Dhanbad coal mine collapse: At least three died and many feared trapped after an illegal coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand's Dhanbad today (June 9).
A portion of BCCL (Bharat Coking Coal Limited) open mine collapsed on Friday. "A number of deaths are being verified. We are waiting for BCCL's report. Action will be taken according to the report," said Sanjeev Kumar, SSP Dhanbad.
"This mine comes under Bhowra area. It seems that illegal mining was underway. We are investigating the matter. As of now, we do not have any confirmation regarding the number of deaths," said Binod Oraon, Sub-Inspector, Jorapokhar Police Station.
More details are awaited in this regard.