QUETTA: At least nineteen miners were killed and over 30 were trapped after blast shook an underground coal mine on Sunday.
According to Media Reports, methane gas sparked an explosion inside a coal mine in Quetta, trapping around 30 miners.
The blast occurred in a mine run by the state-owned Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) in Surran range near Quetta.
“Rescue workers are busy in their work. Some 30 workers were inside the mine at the time of the blast,” it was told till last reports came in.
A total of three explosions were reported inside the mine due to accumulation of gas at around 2.00a.m. “Miners died of suffocation and still a huge quantity of gas is causing difficulties in rescue work,” officials said.