SC to hear plea on mine disaster in Meghalaya

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea seeking the deployment of adequate manpower and equipment for the rescue of miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul agreed to hear the matter.

The petition by lawyer Aditya N. Prasad said the equipment to flush out the water being offered by Kirloskars and Tata Trust should be immediately airlifted to the site instead of sending it by road.