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Four killed, nine injured in coal mine explosion in SW Pakistan

05 June 2018

At least four miners were killed and nine others injured in a coal mine explosion in Pakistan's southwesten Balochistan province on June 3, Dawn News said. According to initial reports, the explosion was caused by the accumulation of gas in the mine. Shafts partially caved in following the explosion, trapping the workers under the debris. 

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Rescue teams later recovered the dead and injured from the rubble. The injured miners were taken to a nearby hospital where three of them are said to be in critical condition.

Unsafe working conditions are blamed for the frequent mine accidents in Pakistan. Earlier last month, 27 workers were killed and many others injured in two coal mine explosions in Balochistan.

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