Sixteen killed in coal mine collapse in Pakistan: official
QUETTA: 16 miners have been killed and 9 others have been wounded Saturday when a coal mine collapsed because of a fuel explosion close to Quetta, officers mentioned.
The twist of fate happened in Marwaarh, 45 kilometres east of Quetta, which is the capital of oil and gas-rich Balochistan province.
“The roof caved in following an explosion precipitated by means of the buildup of methane fuel, killing 16 miners and wounding 9 others, two of them significantly”, Jawaid Shahwani, commissioner of Quetta Department mentioned.
Shahwani mentioned 25 employees have been throughout the mine when the explosion happened, including that the entire injured miners have been rescued and brought to health center.
“We try our absolute best to get well our bodies however it’s going to take time as lots of the our bodies are buried very deep”, he mentioned.
No less than 43 employees have been killed in March 2011 when explosions precipitated a cave in in a coal mine in Balochistan.
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