2 Coal Miners die 9 injured in mine blast in Mach Balochistan

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2 Coal Miners die 9 injured in mine blast in Mach Balochistan

Imran Sumalani 

MACH: 2 coal miners died and 9 injured in a mine blast in Balochistan’s Mach area on Thursday evening. The miners were working deep inside the mine when the methane gas caused a huge blast, levies sources said.

The powerful blast left 2 miners dead and 9 injured, they said. The injured coal miners rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Dozens of the coal miners were busy extracting coal from a private mine when the blast happened, Levies said. “The laborers retrieved the dead bodies on their own”, Sher Zaman, a coal mine contractor said. He said the laborers were working deep inside the mine when tragedy struck. The affected mine sealed in the aftermath of the blast.

The dead bodies of the victims also shifted to the hospital. The hapless coal miner belonged to the ethnic Hazara community of Afghanistan.

Hazardous working conditions have claimed scores of human lives in Balochistan

In Balochistan, hazardous working conditions inside coal mines have claimed scores of precious human lives. The coal companies appeared to be least bothered about the plight of coal miners. Incidents of methane gas blasts and other incidents are on a constant rise in Mach, Bolan, Harnai, Dukki, Sorange, Quetta, and other parts of Balochistan.

Despite repeated attempts, the Quetta Voice was not able to speak to the officials of the mines and minerals department Balochistan. 

2 Coal Miners die 9 injured in mine blast in Mach Balochistan

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