Pakistan mine explosion kills 11

Eleven miners have lost their lives in a mine explosion in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, local officials are reporting to the Ghana News Agency and Khaama Press.

The gas-fueled blast at the coal mine, located in southwestern Pakistan near Quetta, occurred on 3 June, suffocating all that had been working at the site. Government spokesperson Shahid Rind said the group members have been recovered from the rubble.

The mine’s manager and contractor was part of the group killed.

Rind told the GNA that the provincial government has ordered action for not following the safety protocols.

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province, has a deep-sea port that is part of Beijing’s road and rail corridor known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Sources: Khaama Press and GNA 

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