At least 1 more stranded, says rescue operation till tomorrow

“The rescue operation is likely to continue till Monday afternoon,” SDM Manish Phogat said. (file)

Bhiwani (Haryana): Rescue operations continued for the second day on Sunday at the Dadam mining site, where four people were killed in a landslide the day before.

“At least one more person is trapped under the debris,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate Manish Phogat said, referring to the register.

He did not rule out the possibility of more people like the helpers being trapped as their records may not have been maintained.

“The rescue operation is likely to continue till Monday afternoon,” Phogat said.

He said that it is taking time to clear the big boulders.

Apart from the four dead, at least two people have been injured, Mr Phogat said. After the incident that took place at around 9 am on Saturday morning, the police had told that about half a dozen dumper trucks and some machines were buried under the debris.

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij had earlier said that several rescue teams, including the National Disaster Response Force, the State Disaster Response Force and the Army, have been pressed into service.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had on Saturday issued instructions to bring cranes, fire brigade and other machinery from adjoining districts to clear the debris so that people trapped under it could be rescued.

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