Dukki: Coal miner killed in a trolley accident

The trolley hit the miner inside the mine killing him on the spot

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Dukki: Coal miner killed in a trolley accident

Hussain Zarkoon :

A coal miner died after being hit by a trolley inside a coal mine in Balochistan’s Dukki district on Saturday evening. Levies sources said the miner was working deep inside the coal mine when hit by a trolley.

The coal miner died on the spot and rescue workers retrieved his dead body from the mine. Levies personnel shifted the dead body of the coal miner to the district headquarters hospital Dukki.

The coal miner belongs to the Kan Mehtarzai area of district Killa Saifullah.

18 mines inspectors for 2,700 coal mines in Balochistan 

In Balochistan, there are 18 mines inspectors for 2,700 coal mines located in various parts of the province. Under the 1923 mines act, it is the mines inspector’s responsibility to check every mine before the start of work. Since 2010, coal mines incidents have claimed more than 600 precious human lives, data of Mines and Mineral Department Balochistan reveals.

“Mines inspectors are trying hard to ensure visits of mines”, Syed Zafar Shah Bukhari, the Secretary of Mines Balochistan said. The Balochistan government has given almost 350 locations on lease to different people.

Coal mines incidents are an order of the day 

“With no safety, I have been extracting coal from this mine”, Muhammad Nabi, a coal miner in Balochistan’s Dukki district told Quetta Voice via telephone. Most of the coal miners have no proper training. “No safety no proper salary”, Mr. Nabi said. “We are extracting coal at the cost of our lives”, he lamented.

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