Angul: A worker was killed and three others are feared dead following a landslide at an open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) in Bharatpur area of Odisha’s Angul district on Tuesday night.
Nine injured workers were shifted to hospital after a rescue operation was launched by the MCl’s security staff, police and fire services personnel.
Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) spokesperson Dikken Mehra said, “The landslide occurred due to a strata failure last night. A total of 13 people were working in that patch, out of whom 9 were rescued and shifted to hospital, The body of a worker was found and three workers are feared dead.”
He said, “A search operation is underway.”