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Haryana: Several Trapped Amid Landslide Buries Mining Vehicles

New Delhi: About 20 people are trapped Bhiwani district of Haryana, following a landslide in a mining zone, on Saturday. Rescue operation is on. The administration is supervising the rescue operation at the Dadam mining zone in Tosham block.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Tweeted an said that he is in constant touch with the local administration. He Tweeted, “Saddened by the unfortunate landslide accident in Dadam mining zone at Bhiwani. I am in constant touch with the local administration to ensure swift rescue operations and immediate assistance to the injured.”

The workers were reportedly travelling to another site when the landslide took place and they got trapped in their vehicles.

Agriculture Minister JP Dalal has reached the site to oversee the rescue operation. “Three people have been rescued and sent to hospital. We are making all efforts to save lives,” he said.

Mining activities have been taking place on a large scale in Dadam mining area and Khanak Pahari after the National Green Tribunal lifted its ban on mining work in the area. The two-month ban, imposed by the green court due to pollution, was lifted on Thursday and the mining work resumed only on Friday.

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