Operation continues to rescue six colliers trapped in Harnai coalmine

QUETTA: Rescue operation is being carried out to rescue six colliers trapped in a coal mine after it caved when an explosion occurred in Shahrag area of Harnai district on Saturday.

After the incident, Balochistan Government directed the departments concerned to take measures for the victims on an immediate basis. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)’s team reached the site and started a rescue operation to take out trapped miners from the coal mine.

According to reports, the rescue operation is being carried out so far. The blast was reported to have been occurred due to accumulation of poisonous gas in the mine of Tarkh Tangi area of Harnai.

The coalminers including Sarfraz, Ghani, Rehman, Bacha Kha, Rehmanullah, Najeeb and Nasib Gull were trapped in the coalmine and all of them belonged to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As per the private media report, Levies officials said at least six miners were trapped in the coal mine that collapsed after an explosion in the Harnai district.

According to Levies officials, as soon as the incident was reported, Rescue and District Administration rushed to the spot to initiate the rescue operation.

Levies officials further said that the accident took place in the mine of contractor Haji Dilawar Khan in Shahrg Tarkh Tung, where coal was being extracted.





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