Rescuers pull body pulled from Indian mine

Rescuers at the site of a mine in India where 15 workers became trapped have recovered a body from the flooded cave system.

The men entered an illegal coal pit in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya on 13 December. It is believed they were cut off when floodwater from a nearby river poured in.

Around 200 rescuers have been at the scene, including members of the Indian navy. A body was found by an underwater vehicle at a depth of 160ft (48m) last week and has now been recovered.

The Meghalaya government informed the Supreme Court that efforts will continue at the site though all of the workers are presumed dead.

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