Bhilwara, August 12 (Fail Mail) - Ten hours after seven workers were crushed to death due to the collapse of an illegal mine in Lachuda village of Bhilwara district, the rescue was successful in taking out all the seven bodies.
The two deceased belonged to the same family. The seven bodies were handed over to the relatives after post-mortem at the Community Health Center in Kareda on Thursday morning. The last journey of the seven was taken out from their respective homes and taken together to the same cremation ground.
Funerals were held here on different pyres. In a heart-rending atmosphere,there was mourning in Kemri village for the second day today. According to the tradition of the village, not a single stove was lit in any house in the village till the funeral took place.
In view of the tense atmosphere, additional forces were deployed in Kemri village on behalf of the police and administration. On the other hand, District Collector Shivprasad M Nakate has approved financial assistance of one lakh rupees to the family of seven from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
It is noteworthy that seven workers were buried on Wednesday due to the collapse of an illegal mine in Lachuda village of Asind police station area of the district. Those buried under the rubble of the mine have been identified as Ganesh son Naru Bhil (21), resident of Kareda, Kanhaiya son Rama Bhil (23), resident of Kemri, Prahlad son of Kemri, Kailash Bhat (18), Hingla daughter Kailash Bhat (20 of Kareda). ), Dharma's son Tej Bhat (25), resident of Kemri, Meena's daughter Hazari Bhil (21) of Kemri and Meena Bhil (18), resident of Kareda.
The police and administration breathed a sigh of relief when all the seven bodies were found after a 10-hour rescue operation late on Wednesday. The bodies were to be taken to the Bhilwara district hospital for post-mortem but due to pressure from the villagers, they were kept at the Government Community Health Center, Kareda. On Thursday, the post-mortem of the dead bodies was conducted in the presence of the police team including the sub-divisional officer and the deputy superintendent of police. Later the administration took all the dead bodies to Kemri village where the funeral was done after taking out the last journey.
The deceased Meena Bhil was the youngest in her family. Similarly, the other Meena daughter Babu Bhil was also the only father of the father. Ganesh was the youngest in the Bhil family.
During the funeral, it was as if the whole village thronged. Due to the Corona guide line, people were stopped far away by the administration and the police so that there would be no crowd at one place. During this, appropriate arrangements were also made by the Gram Panchayat.
Mandal MLA Ramlal Jat, who was present on the spot during the entire rescue operation, expressed deep grief over the accident and said that all the deceased are from Kemri village of Mandal's assembly constituency. After the rescue, all the arrangements have been made for the funeral along with taking the dead bodies to their villages.
On Wednesday, in this regard, information was given by talking to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Along with giving consolation, instructions were given for proper arrangement. He informed that immediate assistance of Rs. one lakh has been approved by the District Collector. A case has been registered with the police against the mine operator. The land on which the mine was being operated has also been named as Sivachak Bilanam by the district administration. The administration will take strict action to stop illegal mining in the area.