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At least 10 killed in Indian coal mine collapse

The scene of the collapse. Credit: APTN

At least 10 people have been killed and 13 others may be trapped after a coal mine collapsed in north-eastern India.

The bodies of 10 workers have been recovered, but 13 more have been reported missing.

A rescue operation is underway following the cave-in during a shift change late on Thursday evening in Lalmatia in the state of Jharkhand.

Heavy smog initially prevented rescue workers from entering the mine until early on Friday morning.

People gather at the scene as a digger works to clear rubble. Credit: APTN

S.K. Singh, general manager of the Rajmahal Open Cast Mines, said only 10 vehicles were operating inside the mine at the time and company safety rules call for only one worker per vehicle.

The cause of the collapse is being investigated.

England collapse to lose second Test in India

England's batsmen didn't cope well with conditions in India in the second Test. Credit: PA

England's second Test fightback faded fast on the final day in Vizag as they descended to a 246-run defeat to go 1-0 down in the five-match series against India.

England began with eight wickets left to last three sessions but could get only as far as early afternoon before they were done in the dust, all out for 158 as Ravi Ashwin (three for 52) finished with eight wickets in the match.

Five fell before lunch, in an England collapse which eventually amounted to all 10 for 83 once Ashwin broke Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed's admirable opening stand on Sunday evening.

England's determination and skill over the past two days therefore came to nought, and they must contemplate how to restate their case and try to level the scores again in the third Test in Mohali at the end of this week.


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