Navy divers on Saturday recovered a second body from the flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya where a group of miners were trapped since December 13 last year.
According to the Navy officials, the second body was detected 280 feet inside the mine in the state's East Jaintia Hills by its diving team.
On Friday, one body was recovered from the mine at Ksan near Lytein River in East Jaintia Hills.
A total of 15 miners were trapped in the illegal mine in Lumthari village since December 13 last year, when water from the nearby Lytein river flooded the mine. Since then, a multi-agency rescue operation has been underway to evacuate the miners.
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