Four laborers killed, two injured in Jehlum coal mine accident

F.P. Report

JEHLUM: As many as four laborers, including two brothers, were killed and two others injured on Sunday when explosions triggered a collapse in a coal mine in Tilla Jogian area of Jehlum.

Station House Officer (SHO) Zahid Khan told private news channel that at least six laborers were busy digging coal in the mine when all of a sudden part of the mine collapsed trapping those working underneath.

He added that the incident occurred on Sunday morning whereas the laborers claimed that it happened late at night on Saturday.

After the incident, locals reached the site and tried to pull out the trapped laborers, two of the laborers were rescued while the other four died under the debris.

The deceased included Rehmatullah, Sabir Rehman and two brothers Naseebzada and Naseebullah, all of them belonged to Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The collapsed mine belongs to Arifullah and is famous by the name of Ali Mines.

There are around seven to eight coal mines in the far-off area, situated amid mountains.