Kohima (Nagaland ) , Mar 4 : After killing of 15 miners in an illegal coal pit in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya now it seems to be the same in the other North eastern state of Nagaland . According to Police Four miners were killed on Monday due to mudslides at a coal mine at Yonglok village in Longleng district here
The tragedy occurred when four miners belonging to Assam visited the abandoned mine to collect their belongings
According to information available the four miners were stuck inside the open-cast mine on the Assam-Nagaland border due to mudslides.
The mine was shut down after Nagaland government ordered banning illegal coal mining and a provisional ban on licensed mining activity.
The dead have been identified as Jiten Tanti (40), Krishna Gogoi (32), Tutu Deka (28) and Shushan Phukon (37).
The incident in Nagaland occurred within three months of the East Jaintia Hills mine tragedy in Meghalaya where 15 miners were trapped in an illegal rat-hole mine. . Rescue operation is still on despite Army and Air Force have walked out of the of the mission . So far they have been able to trace five bodies and retrieved two highly decomposed bodies from the illegal mine .
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