Rescuers yet to retrieve second body

SHILLONG, Feb 1: Nearly a week after a second body was detected by underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) rescuers are yet to retrieve it.

On Friday the Indian Navy divers continued their operation to retrieve the second body detected on the morning of January 26.

Rescue operation spokesperson Reginald Susngi informed, “Due to turbidity, materials present inside the rat hole their efforts have not been successful but their operation continues.”

It may be mentioned that last week the first body which was retrieved was identified as that of Amir Hussain of Chirang district in Assam.

Meanwhile, the Coal India Limited ran both their pumps from yesterday evening till 5 pm on Friday and was able to draw out water for 18 hours from each pump.

The total pumping of both the pumps is 36 hours with a total discharged of 48, 60, 000 liters.

The Kirloskar started pumping water from Thursday evening 5 pm to Friday 5 pm with eight hours break and the total water discharged is 14, 40, 000 liters.

Susngi also informed that the KSB pumping of water was suspended and the repairing work is nearly completed and pumping of water is expected at the earliest.

East Jaintia Hills, Deputy Commissioner, FM Dopth informed that the services of Odisha Fire Service pumps are no longer required at present.

“With the use of submersible pumps of other companies, their utility has been suspended for the last two days,” Dopth said.

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