Helmets recovered from the rat hole mine in Ksan, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya  Credit: EastMojo Image

Chennai/Guwahati: A Chennai-based company that specialises in submersible robotic inspections has sent a six-member team to join the rescue operations at the illegal coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills where at least 14 miners have been trapped since December 13 last year.

The company, Planys Technologies, is an IIT Madras-incubated company that provides submersible robotic inspections and survey solutions using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). As per reports, the team has already joined the rescue operations with an ROV.

The crew from Planys Technologies, a Chennai-based company that specialises in submersible robotic inspections, on its way to Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills

“The team joined the rescue operation on Sunday. They are working with the Navy,” a company official told news agency PTI.

At least 14 labourers have been trapped inside the 370-foot-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine after water from a nearby river flowed into the excavation site.

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