File Photo: Rescue workers outside the coal mine that claimed seven lives of miners in Balochistan's Harnai district: Photo provided by Hanif Tareen

Quetta: FC team rescues trapped coal miners

News Desk :

QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) rescue team rescued five coal miners trapped inside a coal mine in Ziarat Pir Ismail Shafo on Sunday evening. At least five coal miners were trapped inside a mine after a methane gas explosion. Rescue operation is underway by Pak Army’s Punjab regiment for the recovery of the two miners.

FC Balochistan’s 129 Shafo Wing quickly acted and reached the affected mine to rescue the miners, security sources said. The miners have trapped thousands of feet deep inside the mine after the blast, they said.

The rescue miners include Ghulam Nabi, Samiullah, Maqbool Ahmed, Abdul Bari, and Naseebullah. The operation is underway for the recovery of two trapped miners Ahmed Jan and Ahmedullah, sources said.

Hazardous working conditions inside coal mines of 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. 

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.