At least 12 migrant laborers are feared trapped after a stone quarry collapsed in Mizoram’s Hnahthial district on Monday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Hnahthial district, Saizikpuii has said, “…labourers are feared trapped after a stone quarry collapsed in Mizoram’s Hnahthial district.”
“The incident took place in the Maudarh area in Hnahthial district at around 3 pm,” he added.
He said that 13 people were working at the place when it caved in.
The laborers are from Bihar.
While one worker managed to escape from the spot the remaining 12 failed to do so and were trapped under the debris, Superintendent of Police (SP), Vineet Kumar told PTI.
Rescue operation is in progress and and no person has been rescued from the debris till 7:30 pm, Kumar said.
State Disaster Response Force, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles have been called to assist in the search and rescue operations