|6 miners dead, 2 missing after coalmine collapse in Balochistan's Harnai|
Saturday, 21 October 2017
6 miners dead, 2 missing after coalmine collapse in Balochistan's Harnai
Bodies of six miners have been recovered since yesterday after parts of a coalmine collapsed in Balochistan's Harnai district on Thursday night, Geo.Tv reported today.
Chief Inspector Mines Iftikhar Ahmed said that efforts to rescue the remaining two miners trapped inside are underway. He has also ordered an investigation in the incident.
Ahmed said a landslide occurred at two spots at the Sharig Coal Mine in Harnai on Thursday night, trapping two miners inside. Six other miners then proceeded to rescue their colleagues but got trapped themselves.
Rescue staff said that there is little possibility the miners are still alive.
Body of one miner was recovered on Friday while another was rescued in an injured state.
Last month, media reports said that three coal miners were killed after poisonous gas accumulated inside a coal mine in Harnai.