Stop posing, help trapped Meghalaya coal miners: Rahul urges Modi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today made a fervent appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save 15 people trapped in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13, alleging that the government "refuses to organize high pressure pumps for the rescue." He accused Modi of instead posing for cameras, and strutting on the newly inaugurated Bogibeel bridge on Brahmaputra river in neighboring Assam.
PM please save the miners, tweets the Congress President
15 miners have been struggling for air in a flooded coal mine for two weeks.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 26, 2018
Meanwhile, PM struts about on Bogibeel Bridge posing for cameras.
His government refuses to organise high pressure pumps for the rescue.
PM please save the miners. https://t.co/STZS62vTp4
Police don't have adequate personnel to deal with issue: Official
Rahul's tweet comes amid reports that the operation to rescue the 15 miners is hampered by lack of equipment. The miners were trapped after water from nearby Lytein river suddenly gushed into the pit. A senior Meghalaya home department official has said the police force in East Jaintia Hills district, where the mine is located, don't have adequate personnel to deal with the problem.