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16 Killed in Coal Mine Explosion in Pakistan

16 Killed in Coal Mine Explosion in Pakistan


At least 12 people were killed and eight others were rescued today in a coal mine explosion in Harani district in Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan.

Local media said that ten miners were working in the mine run by a private company in the Khost mining region, at a depth of 244 meters, when the explosion caused by methane gas occurred and led to the collapse of a large part of the mine. Following the explosion, a group of local miners tried to rescue the trapped workers, but they were trapped there as well.

Source: Oman News Agency