Nagpur: Two men lost their lives after being crushed under the heavy boulders at Kanhan coal mines. Both had gone to collect coal from waste where the landslide proved fatal for them. The guards of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), who witnessed the incident, soon rushed to help the duo but in vain.
The deceased have been identified as Ritesh Choure (25), and Satish Deshmukh (35), both residents of Kamptee. WCL officials told the Kanhan police about the incident, who rushed to the spot and dug up the body with the help of a crane at the mines.
According to cops, the deceased used to regularly collect coal from the dumping mines and used it for household purposes or even selling. On Tuesday, when the duo was collecting coal, they were crushed under a sudden landslide.
Sources said that landslides are very frequent in the mines as the sand is slippery. However, several people still venture there to scavenge for coal. Kanhan police have registered a case of accidental death.