Sixteen killed in Quetta coal mine collapse
QUETTA: 16 miners have been killed and 9 others have been wounded Saturday when a coal mine collapsed because of a gasoline explosion close to Quetta, officers mentioned.
The twist of fate passed off 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 brought about by way of the buildup of methane gasoline, killing 16 miners and wounding 9 others, two of them severely”, Jawaid Shahwani, commissioner of Quetta Department mentioned.
Shahwani mentioned 25 staff have been throughout the mine when the explosion passed off, including that all of the injured miners have been rescued and brought to sanatorium.
“We try our very best to recuperate our bodies however it is going to take time as lots of the our bodies are buried very deep”, he mentioned.
No less than 43 staff have been killed in March 2011 when explosions brought about a cave in in a coal mine in Balochistan.
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