GUWAHATI: Tragedy struck the coal mining town of Ledo in Assam’s Tinsukia district once again as a labourer was discovered dead at a coal mine on Tuesday, according to reports.
The deceased, identified as Kancha, reportedly died under mysterious circumstances while engaged in the transportation of coal at Lalmati in Ledo.
His body was found abandoned at the foothill earlier in the morning by some workers at the coal mine, the local press reported.
Upon receiving information about the incident, the Ledo Police swiftly moved to the spot.
The body was subsequently retrieved and is currently in the custody of the police.
The circumstances surrounding the labourer’s death remain unclear, and authorities have initiated an investigation into the matter.
This marks the second such incident in Ledo within the past five months, following a similar tragedy on September 4.
During the previous incident, a lifeless body of a coal miner was discovered near Tirap Colliery in the town.
The victim, identified as Suraj from Bordumsa in Tinsukia district, reportedly lost his life while allegedly attempting to steal coal.
Ledo, along with Tirap, Tikak, Bargolai, Namdang, and Tipong collieries under NEC Coal India Ltd Margherita, has been witness to several deaths of coal miners in recent times.
Individuals like Pranjal Moran, Nayan Phukan, Dipen Aley, Rupam Das, Kartik Gwala, Bijay Munda, and many more have tragically lost their lives while engaged in rat hole mining, an illegal and unsafe practice rampant in the region.
This is a developing story and more information is awaited.