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Kohima: At least seven miners from the neighbouring state of Assam were severely injured in a coal mine fire at Kongan village under the Naginimora sub-division in the Mon district of Nagaland

Deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, told EastMojo that the incident took place on Wednesday morning after a gas leak was reported at the mine which subsequently led to the fire. 

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The seven miners were admitted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh. While no one died, some are in critical condition at the hospital. 

The DC informed that the district will be filing a case against the mine owner. 

According to the DC, the last coal mine mishap in the Mon district was reported in mid-2019. He informed that the district’s geology department is working to find out if the coal mine was functioning legally. 

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