11 killed, 5 injured in marble quarry collapse in Mohmand | Pakistan Today

11 killed, 5 injured in marble quarry collapse in Mohmand

At least 11 labourers were killed and five others got injured in a landslide at a marble quarry in Mohmand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Monday.

The incident occurred as a heavy boulder fell on locals working at a marble mine located at Ziarat Ghar mountain in Safi tehsil of Mohmand.

11 bodies and five injured were pulled out from under the rubble and shifted to Ghalanai Hospital, Rescue 1122 said in a statement.

It said more people were feared to be trapped under the debris.

A district administration official quoted locals as saying that at least 25 people were missing after the rockslide. The remote area does not have mobile and internet coverage, the official added.

Rescue 1122 said its Mohmand team was carrying out a search operation to find the missing people, adding that additional personnel had been dispatched to the area from Peshawar and Charsadda

Besides search and rescue tools, heavy machinery and ambulances were taking part in the operation, the rescue service added.

Earlier on February 22, at least 10 people were killed and several got injured in a landslide at a marble quarry in Buner district of KP. The district disaster management officer had said that rescuers had retrieved nine bodies and five injured from underneath tonnes of rocks in the Bampukha area of Buner.



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