The divers of Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday recovered the second body of the miner from a flooded coal pit in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills.
Five miners were trapped in the mine 26 days ago.
State Disaster Management Authority Executive Director Ibashisha Mawlong said that the second body was retrieved from the 152-feet deep pit by Navy NDRF.
The first body was recovered on June 16.
“The rescuers despite inclement weather, low visibility and other hurdles continued their efforts to recover all the five bodies from the coal mine,” Mawlong said.
She said that the high water level in the coal mine hindered the rescue operations.
Mawlong said that rescue operations involving the NDRF are going on since the five workers got trapped inside the coal mine on May 30.
A 13-member Indian Navy team also joined the rescue operation on June 12 with remotely operated vehicles (ROV), Diver Hand Held Navigation System (DHNS) and other equipment, she said.
A Navy diver was also seriously injured during the risky operations.