Rajasthan mine lift collapse: Hindustan Copper Ltd official dies, 14 others rescued

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May 15,2024 03:42 PM
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A senior official of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) who was trapped inside a copper mine in Rajasthan's Neem Ka Thana district died on Wednesday after a mine lift collapsed.

Neem Ka Thana (Rajasthan) [India], May 15 (HBTV): A senior official of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) who was trapped inside a copper mine in Rajasthan's Neem Ka Thana district died on Wednesday after a mine lift collapsed. Disaster rescue personnel pulled out all 15 people who were trapped after a lift used to transport personnel inside the mine collapsed.   

Chief Vigilance Officer Upendra Pandey of the Public Sector Unit company, along with 14 other personnel, were taken out of the Kolihan mine and rushed to hospitals for treatment. Some of those injured were referred to Jaipur after treatment at KCC Hospital in Khetri.   

Additional Superintendent of Police Zulfikar Ali confirmed the death of the HCL official on Wednesday afternoon.  

Ali said a total of 15 people were trapped in the mine in the incident. Among the 15, Hindustan Copper Limited Chief Vigilance Officer Upendra Pandey lost his life during the rescue efforts, he said. The other 14 have been rescued and admitted to hospitals for treatment, the official said. 

The police official said Hindustan Copper Limited will conduct an investigation into the matter.  The police will also conduct an investigation into the incident after registering a case.

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.