Shillong,June 6: The All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has asked Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma to ensure the rescue of trapped coal mine workers at the earliest.
Out of the five coal workers trapped since May 30 in a mine in East Jaintia Hills, two are from Silchar, Assam.
In separate letters addressed to the chief ministers on Sunday, Dev, who is an ex-MP from Silchar, said that although search and rescue operations are on, as per report, the miners are yet to be recovered.
She said the two labourers from Assam, Anwar Hussain of Najatpur village of Katigorah and Abdul Sukkur of Badarpur are yet to be traced out. Since many days have elapsed from the tragic accident, their lives might be in danger, she said in the letters.
“It is needless to mention here that the family members of the two labourers are suffering from serious mental agony about their whereabouts. They are anxiously waiting for the safe rescue of their wards by the administration. Considering the gravity of the situation, I would request you to kindly take necessary measures for the rescue of these two labourers at the earliest possible, she said.