Two killed in Orakzai coalmine blast (Pakistan)

KALAYA: Two workers were killed and three others sustained injuries in a coalmine blast in the Orakzai Agency on Sunday, tribal sources said.

The sources said that the labourers were working in the Awan Ali Coalmine in Darwazai village in Dholi area when an explosion occurred. As a result, two workers identified as Abdur Razzaq and Ghulam Akbar were killed while three others sustained injuries.

Following the explosion, the sources said, rescue team was to the blast site and the bodies were retrieved. The injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Kohat. About 70 workers had been killed in similar explosions in the area so far.


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