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Nine workers killed, two injured in Kohat coal mine explosion

F.P. Report

KOHAT: At least nine workers were killed in an explosion at a coal mine in a Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

According to local media reports, a part of the mine collapsed after methane gas produced from the coals caused an explosion in Akhrowal, an area of Kohat district, in a result 11 workers were trapped when the mine caved in.

Rescues officials have recovered bodies of nine workers while efforts are being made to rescue the two other laborers.

Earlier on August 14, a coal mine blast in the south-western Pakistani province of Balochistan left seven workers dead.

The Sanjdi mine explosion took place in the Sor-range coal field, east of the capital Quetta. The bodies of half of the trapped workers have been recovered, while the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has been working to try to rescue the remaining seven.

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