Seven miners buried alive in
India mine collapse
GUWAHATI, India: At least seven miners were killed after being
trapped inside a coal pit when a section of mine collapsed in the northeastern
Indian state of Meghalaya, sources said Friday.
The accident occurred at
the remote Nongalbibra Coalfields in South Garo Hill district, 350 kilometres
(218 miles) from Meghalaya capital Shillong, said a police spokesman. The miners
were buried alive while digging a pit when a huge chunk of land caved in
followed by gushing water, trapping all of them, he said.