About 15 to 20 people are reportedly missing following a landslide in a mining zone in Haryana’s Bhiwani district. Rescue officials have reached the site and have rescued three people so far, officials said.
The landslide occurred due to cracking of a large part of the mountain in Dadam mining area in Tosham block, they said.
Agriculture Minister JP Dalal has reached the site to oversee the rescue operation.
As of now, the reason for the mountain’s slipping is not known.
Mining activities have been taking place on a large scale in Dadam mining area and Khanak Pahari after the National Green Tribunal lifted its ban on mining work in the area. The two-month ban, imposed by the green court due to pollution, was lifted on Thursday and the mining work resumed only on Friday.