2 killed, 5 trapped as stone mine collapses in India's Rajasthan

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Two people were killed and five others trapped Wednesday after a quartz stone mine collapsed in India's western state of Rajasthan, police said.

The mine collapsed in Asind area of Bhilwara district, about 237 km southwest of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.

Officials said the mine was being illegally operated.

"This afternoon a quartz stone mine caved in here at Lachuda village trapping seven people. So far two bodies have been retrieved and search for five trapped is underway," an official at Bhilwara collectorate's office said.

Following the accident police and rescue teams rushed to the spot to carry out rescue efforts.

Rescue efforts were going on until last reports poured in.

"The rescuers are removing the rubble and search operation is still going on," the official said.

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