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Two cousin brothers drown in stone mining pit in MP’s Gwalior

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Two cousin brothers drowned in a rainwater-filled stone mining pit in Gwalior district on Sunday. Incidents related to large scale illegal mining have been regularly reported from Chambal region. Last month, in one of the biggest actions against alleged illegal mining, authorities slapped penalties worth Rs 415 crore against 23 mining lease owners in Gwalior district after they found they were allegedly carrying out blasting in vast swathes of land to mine grey stones, leaving behind a vast scarred landscape filled with pits. Read more

Hindustan Times