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Death toll in Kulda mine mishap rises to 11


OST Bureau

Sundargarh, Aug 16:

The death toll in the Kulda coal mine mishap rose to 11 as one more body was fished out of the debris of the coal dump that had caved in August 10 at the dumping yard of state-run Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Basundhara mining area of Kulda in Sundergarh district .

A badly mutilated and decomposed body of a woman was pulled out by the rescue team on Thursday.

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A man and a woman who have gone missing are still feared to be trapped under the debris and efforts are on to locate them, the Sundargarh SP Sanjeev Arora said adding sniffer dogs attached to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also being used in the rescue operation.

A group of people from the nearby slums were allegedly collecting coal shells from a pile of coal overburden when the mishap took place.