3 killed in coal mine near Quetta

QUETTA: Three coal miners were killed when a trolley loaded with coals fell on them while they were working in a coalmine on Tuesday.

The mine is located in Duki Tehsil of Loralai district, 260 kilometers north of Quetta.

“The miners lost control of the trolley they use to transport coal from inside to outside [the coalmine]. The trolley severely injured three miners who later succumbed to their injuries,” a local Levies Official said.

The miners were identified as Ashiq Khan, Jan Mohammed and Khan Mohammed.

An average of 50 coal miners die in fatal accidents every year due to the lack of safety measures implemented by the owners.



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