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3 remain trapped inside illegal rat-hole mine in Assam for second day

Dibrugarh, May 27: Three people remained trapped inside an illegal rat-hole mine in Assam's Tinsukia district for the second consecutive day on Monday as efforts continued to rescue them, officials said. Officials feared that the trio might have died but their deaths could be confirmed if their bodies were retrieved. The incident took place in Ledo's Tikok West mining site between Bargolai and Namdang areas around 12:30 am on Sunday. Three people, identified as Dawa Cherpa from Nepal and John and Fenaal from Meghalaya, went inside the rat-hole mine while...