Balochistan: Blast Kills 7 Coal Miners In Second Incident This Week

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Mar, 2021. 07:48 pm
Balochistan Coal Min Incident

A blast in Balochistan’s coal mine has killed seven people on Monday night, it was the second such horrifying incident during this week.

According to the details, at least five coal miners and two rescuers were killed due to suffocation in Balochistan.

The presence of methane gas in the mine in the Torghar gas field caused the blast, Deputy Commissioner Sohail Anwar Hashmi said.

“Rescue teams recovered the bodies of all seven coal miners this morning, who burnt to death as a huge fire broke out in the mine after the blast,” Chief Inspector of Mines said.

However, the died workers were working at a depth of about 1,500 feet when the explosion occurred.

A probe into the disaster was ordered and the mine has been closed for now.

Earlier on March 12, eight miners were ambushed and killed in a methane gas combustion in the Marwar coalfield.

Previously in January, at least 11 miners had been shot dead in the Machh area of Kachi district.

Security forces had cordoned off the area after unidentified assailants opened fire in a coalfield.

After the incident, police and FC personnel had arrived at the coal mine and began to investigate the matter.

Moreover, according to the president of the Balochistan Coal Mines Workers Federation, 102 coal miners have been killed in Balochistan in 72 different incidents.

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