The highly decomposed body was pulled to the water surface by an underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV) and then taken out, officials said. The body has been sent for postmortem examination.
On Wednesday, another body of a miner, which was spotted last week, which had disintegrated, slipped to bottom of the main shaft in course of the Navy’s efforts to pull it out of the flooded mine.
The Navy personnel are trying their best to locate the remains with their unmanned Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), an official had said.
The remains of the miner slipped away from the jaw of the ROV while attempting to pull it out of the bottom of the main shaft of the coal mine last evening, operations spokesperson R Susngi said.
The operation to rescue the miners entered the 43rd day today.
Family members of the trapped miners have been waiting anxiously for news of their loved ones and are visiting the site regularly, officials said.
The 15 miners disappeared inside the mine on December 13 last year.
According to five miners who had a narrow escape, one of the workers could have accidentally punctured the walls of possibly another nearby abandoned and flooded mine.
The state government has announced Rs 1 lakh interim relief for families of all the trapped miners and the Supreme Court is monitoring the case on a weekly basis. The next hearing is scheduled for Monday.
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