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The cave rescue you didn’t hear about — and its tragic outcome

Indian authorities have recovered one body from a flooded mine shaft where 15 miners were trapped in the northern state of Meghalaya last month.

  • Siobhan Heanue
  • ABC

For 40 days loved ones hoped for good news, but there was little media coverage of the disaster, even in India.

Rescuers struggled to pump water out of the mine after it flooded on December 13, and Indian navy divers were called in to help.

The rescue operation was compared with the successful effort to save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in June, which garnered international attention.

But this time, there was little attention given to the plight of those trapped, or their…

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