Twin mine collapses kill 23 in Pakistan

Six Okara labourers gunned down in Kharan

Six Okara labourers gunned down in Kharan

"We are trying our best to recover bodies but it will take time as majority are buried very deep", Shahwani said. Other mine workers who were present in the area immediately rushed to the site and launched a rescue operation.

Last month, at least 11 miners were killed in two separate mining incidents in Darra Adam Khel area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Jhelum district of Punjab.

Pakistani officials have said the collapse took place due to methane gas explosions.

"We have also rescued six workers who are trapped in the rubble and have sent them to hospital for treatment but one miner is still trapped under the rubble" he said.

Sources said that after the gas explosion, a huge fire broke out in the Marwar mine causing it to collapse.

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As a result of explosions at two mines in Pakistan killed 23 people, reports Radio Liberty, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.

It urged the government to ratify the Safety and Health in Mines Convention of the International Labour Organisation. At least 15 more miners were injured in the two incidents.

RISING number of deaths in mining accidents in Balochistan highlights the low level of safety in coal mines, many of which are unregistered and out of bound to officials of the Inspectorate of Mines.

The mines are mostly owned by state-run Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation, which leases many of them to private contractors.

The Pakistan Central Mines Labor Federation told the BBC that an average of 200 miners die in mine disasters every year.

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