5 coalminers killed in Pakistan blast

ORAKZAI AGENCY – At least five coalminers were killed while three others sustained injuries when a blast took place inside a coalmine in Doli area of lower Orakzai Agency Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said that the labourers were busy in their work when the blast occurred after the mine filled with gas. The mine collapsed due to the impact of the explosion. After the incident, the locals rushed to the spot and retrieved the injured and recovered the bodies. The miners who were killed were identified as Sher Muhammad, Islam Din, Khan Badshah, hailing from Shangla district.

Meanwhile, security forces defused four bombs planted at Karina area of Upper Orakzai.



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