No confirmation of miners being located

Shillong, June 15: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said today that the State Government is waiting for an official report on the detection of bodies of two miners who were trapped along with three others inside an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district.
“We have received a preliminary report that they have spotted two bodies but it is yet to be confirmed in writing,” Sangma informed.
He said the government is still waiting for an official communication from the Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills.
According to him, the navy and other teams are working day and night to rescue the trapped miners.
At least five miners have been trapped inside the coal mine at Umpleng under Sutnga Elaka since May 30.