ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gaslitand Disaster Accident or Murder

A K Roy Three distinct crimes on the part of the mines management can be identified in the Gaslitand mine disaster: the failure to prevent the waters of the river, swollen by unseasonal rains, from flowing into the mines, that to take expeditious action to rescue the trapped miners and, finally, the slow pace of dewatering of the mines which has extinguished all hope of any survivors among the trapped miners those fortuitously saved by air-pockets being rescued. These failures, in their totality, reflect the management's long-practised callousness towards miners' lives and well-being.

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