Three including two real brothers died in Sorange Quetta mine incident
File photo of a coal mine in Balochistan

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail :

Three coal miners including two real brothers died in a mine incident in Quetta’s Sorange area on Monday. The coal miners were working thousands of feet deep inside the mine when it abruptly filled with methane gas, Abdul Ghani, the Chief Inspector Mines and Minerals department said.

All three coal miners were unconscious because of the methane gas. Mr. Ghani said the incident happened in coal mine number 18 in the Sorange area of Quetta district. A rescue operation was launched to make sure the recovery of the miners.

However, they all were found dead when the rescue team members reached the mine, the Chief Inspector Mines informed. The dead bodies were shifted to a nearby basic health unit. A large number of coal miners from the neighboring mines gathered at the affected mine.

Two real brothers were identified as Naseebullah and Abdullah

The two real brothers were identified as Naseebullah and Abdullah and the third miner was identified as Mirza Khan. The authorities handed over the dead bodies to the heirs after the completion of necessary official procedures.

Hazardous working conditions in the coal mines of Balochistan have claimed thousands of precious human lives in Quetta and other parts of the province. Incidents claiming precious human lives have almost become the order of the day in Dukki, Harnai, Khost, Mach, and various parts of the Quetta district.

CM Bizenjo expresses grief and sorrow over the sad demise of miners

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo has expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of three coal miners. He directed the mines and minerals department to make sure the implementation of the mines act and the safety of the miners.

However, there was no announcement regarding paying compensation to the families of the ill-fated coal miners. The contractors and coal miners merely pay nominal amounts to the heirs of the victims in the case of any incident.

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