Coal mine (symbolic photo)Image Credit source: AFP
A major accident has occurred in West Bengal. Here in West Bardhaman district, three people have died tragically due to the collapse of a coal mine. Many people are buried under the mine. Officials have said that coal was being extracted illegally from the mine at the time of the accident. Rescue operation is going on. Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Mission Raniganj’ has been released on this coal mine on 6 October.
According to reports, on Wednesday afternoon, more than 100 local people had gone to the unfenced open mine (OCP) at Narayankuri in Raniganj police station area to allegedly steal coal. Most of these included women. A local told that suddenly a big chunk of coal fell on him.
Coal smugglers do illegal digging work
Local people said that most of the people came out safely but there was a possibility of at least 6-7 people being trapped. Of these, three bodies have been taken out. The deceased were identified as 38-year-old Dinesh Ruidas, 17-year-old Sumir Bauri and 21-year-old Surjit Sen, who were residents of the surrounding area. Some people are reportedly still trapped under the debris. A team led by Irfan Ahmed Ansari, Director General, Mine Safety Zone 1, Sitarampur, started investigating the incident and visited the spot.
All the bodies were sent to Asansol District Hospital for post-mortem. According to reports, coal smugglers are very active here. They allegedly employ “laborers” to steal coal and carry out illegal excavation work. The incident happened on Wednesday and the local police was allegedly trying to hide this incident. When former Asansol MP and CPM leader Bansa Gopal Choudhary got information about this, he talked to the district administration and the matter came to light.
What is Akshay Kumar’s film “Mission Raniganj”
“Mission Raniganj” is a Bollywood film which was released on 6 October. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It is based on the real-life story of Jaswant Singh Gill, who led India’s first successful rescue operation. The name of the film was earlier “Mission Raniganj” but later it was changed to “Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue”. In terms of box office collection, it has earned around Rs 1.3 crore till the sixth day.