Tragedy in Balochistan mines

Published: April 15, 2010
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More than 60,000 workers are employed in coalmines in Balochistan.

More than 60,000 workers are employed in coalmines in Balochistan.

QUETTA: Six miners have been killed in two separate incidents in Marwar and Muslim Bagh areas of Balochistan.

According to official sources, a coal mine collapsed in Marwar after a huge methane-related blast; a type of gas frequently found in coal mines. Four miners have been killed in the incident while one pulled out in critical condition.

In another incident, two brothers were killed when a chromate mine collapsed in the Muslim Bagh area.

Balochistan miners working to extract valuable minerals from deep inside the earth toil in unimaginable conditions, which sometimes costs them their lives Express has uncovered.

Additionally, these mine workers are not given any training prior to being sent into the mines. As a result the number of accidents in these mines has been on the rise.

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  • Apr 15, 2010 - 11:06PM

    NOT ONLY GOVERNMENT BUT ALL OF US ALSO RESPNOSIBILE FOR SUCH KIND OF INCIDENTS. WE DO NOT PROTEST AGAINST THIS KIND OF MISCONDUCT THAT WHY NOT BE WELPLANNED BY THE GOVERNMENT.YOU CAN SEE THAT HOW MANY READERS OF THIS NEWS ARE IGNORING THIS NEWS, EVEN NOBODY HAVE BEEN TAKIG THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CRITICISE THE INCIDENTS BY PRESENTING THE COMMENTS. OTHER FOOLISH AND STUPID POLITICAL NEWS WHICH ARE JUST GAMES GETS VARIETY OF RESPONSES.ACTUALLY WE HAVE LOST OUR HUMANITY AS A NATION ……..PHIR BE ZINDA QAUM HEIN….?Recommend

  • Bilal Salim
    Apr 22, 2010 - 5:51PM

    Its really sad that throughout our land-of-the-pure , the worker-class is suffering so much .. and there is no one to raise voice for them. And even those ppl who claim to be leading the fight for the rights of the working class , are actually trying to increase their personal power Recommend

  • Muhammad Inayat
    May 27, 2010 - 11:59AM

    Dear Sir,
    Here must be a motorway which should run from here islamabad motorway to Lahore, that motorway to Quaita must be start from Chakwal interchang to mianwali to D.I. Kahn to kalachi to zoob to Quaita. By this motorway, a car which could run only 100km per hour, the way to quaita will remain only 6 hours. And a large area will be available to nation to develop and emplyomed.
    Muhammad inayat
    IslamabadRecommend

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