Two Chinese engineers killed in Pakistan mine collapse

Islamabad. Two Chinese engineers were killed when a chromite mine collapsed in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The incident occurred at Bagha Wala in Qila Saifullah district, 200 km from provincial capital Quetta. The Chinese engineers were working inside the mine, Assistant Commissioner Hamidullah Khan Nasar said. Heavy rain and snowfall in the region over the past three days caused landslides and the collapse of several mines, officials said. The bodies of the Chinese engineers were taken to Quetta. A Chinese firm is operating chromite mines in northern Balochistan.


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