Mizoram: Eight migrant workers dead after stone quarry collapses

Eight migrant workers died and at least four are feared to be trapped after a stone quarry collapsed in Mizoram’s Hnahthial district on Monday.

Search operations will continue till all those missing are found and identification of the dead bodies will be done after post-mortem examinations, read the National Disaster Response Force’s statement.

The quarry in Maudarh village of Hnahthial district collapsed around 3 pm on Monday when labourers of private firm ABCI Infrastructure were working inside.

13 persons were present inside the quarry when it collapsed and one person managed to escape, said Superintendent of Police Vineet Kumar said.

Workers present at the site said that loose soil caved in from the above while the labourers were breaking and collecting stones, PTI news agency reported.