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    Six dead after coal mine blast in Balochistan’s Harnai

    QUETTA – At least six (6) workers lost their lives after being stuck underground after a gas explosion rocked a coal mine in the southwestern area of Pakistan.
    Reports in local media said laborers were working in a coal mine in the Shahrag area of the Harnai district when a gas explosion took place & a portion of the mine collapsed, leaving all the workers trapped on Saturday.
    After the blast, other workers & rescue squads started operations to rescue the trapped mine workers & retrieve their bodies. Rescue squads managed to recover all bodies of the coal miners.
    The deceased are identified as Naseeb Gul, Sarfaraz, Najeebullah, Rehmanullah, Ghani Rehman & Bacha. All workers who passed away in tragic accidents belonged to Swat.
    Officials started medicolegal formalities & their bodies will be dispatched to their native areas shortly.
    A local official told a publication earlier that a gas explosion around 1,500 feet deep inside the mine sparked a fire that blocked its mouth.
    Balochistan chief minister Bizenjo took notice of the incident & directed concerned officials to file a report on the matter. chief minister also expressed solidarity with the family of the dead workers.

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