Death toll rises to 23 in Quetta mine incidents

Death toll from coal mine accidents climbs to 23

Death toll from coal mine accidents climbs to 23

A methane gas build-up inside the mine caused the blast, Khan said.

Rescue teams are trying to find others still trapped in the rubble.

Seven miners were killed after a mine collapsed in similar circumstances at Spin Carez. Two workers were rescued in an unconscious state, while bodies of two miners were recovered Saturday night.

Mine inspector Iftikhar Ahmed said Sunday that five more bodies have been recovered from one of the mines, bringing the death toll from the blast the day before to 16.

"The bodies of 16 miners have been recovered and sent to the victims' native area in Shangla, Swat district", said Ataullah, director of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority.

Provincial mines minister Saleh Baloch told AFP that all miners in both accidents had been accounted for and rescue operations had ended.

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja hug and dance at the Mehendi ceremony
The mehndi ceremony is reportedly going to take place at Sonam's BKC pad, which will be followed by the Anand Karaj . The bride-to-be and the groom-to-be have color-coordinated their outfits and are wearing the shades of pink.

Details about what led to the explosion weren't immediately available.

They said lack of safety arrangements inside the two mines, including air ventilation, had caused the fatal incidents.

At least 23 labourers were killed and several others suffered injuries when two coal mines caved in near Quetta on Saturday. All the injured miners were rescued and taken to the hospital. The resolution demanded Rs2 million compensation for each victim of the incidents.

According to local media, about 25 people were in the mine when the explosion occurred.

"The collapse apparently took place because of a gas explosion and the miners working at that time were trapped inside".

Recommended News

  • Klopp 'proud' of Liverpool after trying week

    Klopp 'proud' of Liverpool after trying week

    Hazard dusted himself down and was able to play on, moments later teeing up Marcos Alonso for Chelsea's first shot on target. The centre back was involved in the goal that made the difference.
    Trump defends Central Intelligence Agency  pick as 'tough on terror'

    Trump defends Central Intelligence Agency pick as 'tough on terror'

    Immediately after Haspel's deal to draw, White House aides functioned to assure her that she had the president aid. Haspel reportedly did not want smear her or the CIA's reputation in case of possible conformation defeat.
    Afghan security force shrinks sharply: watchdog

    Afghan security force shrinks sharply: watchdog

    The groups claimed that two suicide bombers had targeted the Kabul headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence services. In 2002, he became a full-time photo stringer, rising through the ranks to become the bureau's chief photographer.
  • Jeffrey Tambor to Appear on 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Despite Harassment Allegations

    Jeffrey Tambor to Appear on 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Despite Harassment Allegations

    In November, Lysette accused the Emmy Award victor of lewd behavior when she was dressed in a lingerie top and shorts. He has dual roles on the show - the feuding Bluth family's scheming father George Bluth and his hippy brother Oscar.
    Havasu horse bettors ready for Kentucky Derby

    Havasu horse bettors ready for Kentucky Derby

    Typically, the UAE Derby victor is a throw-out for the Kentucky Derby , with the long travel and unfamiliar surroundings. The distance was 1 ½ miles, instead of the current 1 ¼ miles. "He's a screamer", rival trainer Bob Baffert said.
    Labour retains Reading Borough Council majority

    Labour retains Reading Borough Council majority

    Labour's Ellie Emberson, 19, made history when she won Minster ward, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the council. LABOUR held onto the old Warwickshire County Council seat of MP Matt Western in Thursday's by-election - by just 25 votes.
  • Donald Trump would not have to comply with Mueller Subpoena: Rudolph Giuliani

    Donald Trump would not have to comply with Mueller Subpoena: Rudolph Giuliani

    But no debt to Cohen was listed on Trump's personal financial disclosure form, which was certified on June 16, 2017. Giuliani's latest interview comes after days of conflicting statements about the investigations into the president.
    One of Waymo's self-driving minivans gets caught in a road crash

    One of Waymo's self-driving minivans gets caught in a road crash

    Police spokesman Seth Tyler said it is believed that this is the first Waymo collision in Chandler this year. Meanwhile, the autonomous vehicle incurred lesser damage as it was presumably hit at an angle from the side.
    North Korea goes back to the future, by 30 minutes

    North Korea goes back to the future, by 30 minutes

    Chung provided Bolton with a detailed readout of the Moon-Kim meeting, said the White House in another statement. But the phrase is a diplomatic euphemism open to interpretation on both sides.
  • Golden Knights, Lightning close out playoff series

    Golden Knights, Lightning close out playoff series

    Play went on for 25 more seconds before the buzzer rang, with the situation room in Toronto calling for a video review. Marc-Edouard Vlasic picked it up and had it on his stick for a moment before it was knocked off by Karlsson.
    IN  police officer fatally shot; suspect additionally reported useless

    IN police officer fatally shot; suspect additionally reported useless

    Wounded during a shootout with police was taken to regional hospital Terre-Hout, where he died . He says no additional information was immediately available on the male officer who was killed.
    Tiger cub rescued listed in good condition

    Tiger cub rescued listed in good condition

    Yesterday's find makes it the 12th tiger confiscated by law enforcement that the zoo has cared for in the last decade. The tiger was seized and is now living at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with another tiger that has the same age.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.