Poisonous gas explosion in coal mine kills four, injures one

According to SHO Chamalang Ghulam Ali four coal miners killed belonged to the same family


Muhammad Zafar January 02, 2019
According to SHO Chamalang Ghulam Ali four coal miners belonging to the same family were burnt. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: An explosion took place in a coal mine in the Chamalang area of Dukki district on Wednesday, killing 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.

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

Three coal miners die after inhaling poisonous gas in Balochistan

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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