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The mountain cracked during mining in Tosham area of Bhiwani district of Haryana at 8:30 am on Saturday, in which 20 to 25 people were buried. At present, the bodies of three laborers have been recovered. Several Poklen machines, trucks and other vehicles were also buried under stones weighing hundreds of tons that fell from the cracking of the mountain.
At the same time, the part of the mountain that has fallen is so big that it is difficult to remove it. Police and administration have banned the media from visiting the spot.
Poklane and earthmoving machines were also suppressed due to the breaking of the mountain in Bhiwani.
Due to the ban of the NGT, there was a ban on mining work in the Dadam area of Tosham. Mining work started here on Friday itself after the ban was lifted. During the mining at 8:30 in the morning, the entire mountain fell and more than 20 people were buried under it.
Simultaneously, the vehicles standing on the spot for transportation and the machines being used for mining were also buried. After getting the information, the administration started relief and rescue operations. Bodies of three people have been pulled out from under the rubble.
In Bhiwani, there is a possibility of laborers being buried under the mountain in Dadam.
Difficulty in rescue work
After getting information about the incident, the administration has started relief and rescue operations. After cracking the mountain, the search for people has started by removing the fallen stones. Due to the huge stones falling, they are facing difficulty in removing them. The administration is trying to remove the stones by cutting them with a drill machine. There is no clear figure yet about the number of people buried. Common people have been stopped away from the spot.
Agriculture Minister JP Dalal taking stock of the spot after the incident.
Agriculture Minister Dalal and SP reached the spot
Tehsildar Ravindra Kumar told that three bodies have been removed from under the stones. The deceased are laborers from Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Bhiwani Civil Surgeon Raghubir Shandilya told that there is a possibility of a large number of casualties in the accident. At the same time, Agriculture Minister JP Dalal and Bhiwani SP Ajit Singh Shekhawat have reached the spot along with the staff.
Darka mountain towards the forest area
Khanak-Dadam Crusher Association Chairman Master Satbir Ratera said that when the incident took place, no mining work was going on there. The mining area is surrounded by forest area on both the sides. Thousands of tons of mountains came from the forest area to the mining area. So far five vehicles have been confirmed buried in this, their number may be more.
Employees engaged in relief work after the mountain cracked in Bhiwani.
Connections issued two days ago
Mining work was closed by the administration for a long time due to pollution. Two days ago, electricity connections for mining work were issued after the NOC of the Pollution Department. Mining was banned for a long time. In protest against this, people associated with mining operations were protesting.
Mining started on Friday only
In the Tosham area of Bhiwani, there is a large scale mountain mining activity in Khanak and Dadam. Mining work was stopped two months ago due to pollution. The NGT on Thursday allowed resumption of mining operations. Mining work started from Friday after getting permission from NGT. The shortage of building material was also felt due to the closure of mining work for two months. To overcome this shortage, there is also a possibility of blasting on a large scale.
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