Seven Workers Killed in Explosion at Orakzai Coal Mine


A coal mine explosion in Doli lower Orakzai, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, killed at least seven miners (KP).

The DPO claims that a gas leak led to the explosion that killed three miners and wounded three more at the coal mine.

Three coal miners were sent to the hospital at the divisional headquarters in Kohat after suffering injuries. Corpses of 4 more minors were taken out of the mine, making it a total of 7 minors being dead as a result of the explosion.

Earlier, a coal mine explosion in the Saragarhi neighbourhood on the outskirts of Quetta killed five people and wounded five more.

Three wounded miners have been sent to the Trauma Centre, according to the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

The explosion within the coal mine prompted an investigation, the DG PDMA said.


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