WATCH: Stone quarry collapses killing at least 12 workers in Mizoram, northern India

A stone quarry collapsed in the Mahnathiyal district of Mizoram in northern India killing at least 12 workers with more still buried in the rubble.

 

A tragic accident occurred at around 3pm in the Mahnathiyal district of Mizoram in northern India on Monday, November 14. At least 8 labourers at a stone quarry were killed when they were suddenly buried under an avalanche of rock.

As confirmed by the Deputy Commissioner of Hnahthial district, emergency services were immediately deployed to the scene. A rescue operation was subsequently launched to find the trapped men.

According to an official report from Vineet Kumar the local Superintendent of Police, there were 13 people working at the site located near the village of Maudarh at the time of the incident. One managed to escape but the other 12 were trapped by the avalanche, as reported by the deccanherald.com.

Five Hitachi crushers and compressors belonging to the ABCI highway construction company were also allegedly buried in the landslide according to local media reports.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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