Shillong Feb 9: The Indian Navy on Saturday stopped the operation of their Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to trace the second dead body of a miner inside a coal mine in East Jaiñtia Hills district for periodic maintenance of the machine.
The second body was detected by the ROV on January 26, but the body has not been retrieved till date.
“Indian Navy stopped their operation of ROV for a time being for periodic maintenance of the machine, and the operation of the ROV is expected at the earliest,” Spokesperson for the operation, R. Sungi said.
The Coal India Limited pumped the water from the coal mine for 34 hours since Friday and the discharged of water was 45,90,000 litres.
The Kirloskar also pumped out the water for 16 hours since Friday and the total water discharged was 14,40,000 litres.
The KSB also pumped out the water for 32 hours since Friday evening and the water discharged was 63,36,000 litres.
The NDRF continued to assist other agencies in the operation.