Dukki: A coal miner dies after electric shock

Rescue workers retrieved the dead body of the miner

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Dukki: A coal miner dies after electric shock

Hussain Zarkoon: 

Officials say a coal miner died after an electric shock at a coal mine in Balochistan’s Dukki district on Tuesday. The worker was working deep inside the coal mine when the incident happened.

Rescue workers retrieved the dead body of the coal miner. Officials and a large number of coal miners from nearby mines reached the spot. The miner identified as Hikmatullah.

The victim belongs to neighboring Afghanistan.

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.

Hazardous working conditions claiming precious human lives 

Hazardous working conditions have claimed thousands of precious human lives inside the coal mines of Balochistan, which houses rich coal reservoirs. Almost with no safety, the miners enter into mines in the morning and extract coal for a whole day. Fortunate are those who come out alive in the evening. As per the 1923 mines act, the inspector of mines is bound to inspect the mine in the morning prior to the entry of miners. Similarly, children, minor boys, and women are not allowed to step inside the mine according to the act.

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