Four people, including a woman, are feared trapped in an abandoned coal mine for the past two days, with the local police having failed to trace them, a senior officer said.
A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will arrive in Bokaro to carry out search and rescue operations at the Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) mine in Chandankiyari block of the district, the officer said.
The four - all residents of Tilatand village - reportedly got trapped after the mine collapsed on Friday.
Bokaro SP Chandan Kumar Jha said the NDRF team will start operations later in the day to rescue the four, who had entered the quarry for illegal mining.
"Four people, including a woman, are reportedly trapped in Parvatpur coal block. Their families have claimed that they went missing after the mine collapsed," Mr Jha said.
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