Published On: Wed, Jan 9th, 2019
Published in Category: Quetta

Four killed in coal mine blast in Duki district

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QUETTA: An explosion took place in a coal mine in the Chamalang area of Dukki district on Wednesday killed four coal miners and critically injuring one.

The explosion took place as a result of a poisonous gas, which had filled in the mine.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Chamalang Ghulam Ali four coal miners belonging to the same family were burnt, while one was severely injured. All the victims belong to Afghanistan and their dead bodies were sent to their native homes across the border.

Those dead include an uncle, two brothers and a relative. The bodies were identified as Habibur Rehman, Mohammad Sadiq, Javed and Khalid. Rehmatullah was critically injured in the incident.

The bodies were taken to the hospital after being recovered from the mine.

This is the third such incident taking place in a coal mine in the last two weeks.

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal lamented the incident and expressed grief over the death of the miners. Kamal has directed to initiate relief activities and ensure that safety measures are in place to prevent such incidents in the future.

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