At least two mine officials, including a manager, were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed in, officials said. The body of one has been recovered while search is still on for the missing manager.
Over 80 miners managed to come out following the accident at the Dhori colliery of Central Coalfields Ltd at Bermo, about 130 km from Ranchi.
The disaster happened when a blast aimed at excavating coal damaged the wall of the mine.
"A few miners including mines manager P.K Singh and mining sardar Ajay Kant were in the mine when the incident took place," a source in CCL told IANS.
Ajay Kant's body has been recovered while Singh was still missing, official said.
Rescue operations are on, the source added.