Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

At least 16 killed in Pakistan mine explosion

Death toll from coal mine accidents climbs to 23 Pakistan's twin coal mine accidents claim 23 lives, injure 6 people
Glenn Montgomery | 08 May, 2018, 02:19

Another seven people died in a separate blast Saturday, which also wounded two people.

Seven other labourers perished in another incident caused by a mudslide in a mine in the Surrange area, some 60 kilometres east of Quetta.

At least 23 miners have been killed in accidents triggered by a gas explosion at a coal mine in western Pakistan, officials said.

"We have also rescued six workers who are trapped in the rubble and have sent them to hospital for treatment but one miner is still trapped under the rubble" he said.

The roof caved in following the blast triggered by the accumulation of methane gas, killing 16 miners, Deputy Commissioner Farrukh Atique said. Two workers were rescued in an unconscious condition, while bodies of two miners were recovered Saturday night. On Sunday, five bodies were recovered when the rescue operation resumed.

He said two other labourers died in a landslide in an another mine nearby.

The Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation says that up to 200 mine workers die on average in mine accidents every year.

Mine disasters are common in that region of Pakistan.

"There were no arrangement inside the mine, including air ventilation", Akhterzada, an injured coal miner told Al Jazeera.

The resolution said those found guilty of negligence be awarded punishments, mines where such fatal incidents took place be sealed and laws pertaining to safety of miners be implemented.

Mines in Pakistan are mostly owned by state-run Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation, which leases many of them to private contractors.

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