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Authorities rescue 9 men from Pakistani coal mine

 Relatives  and rescue workers carry a body of mine worker, center, recovering from the site of explosion in coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakista...
 Relatives of a mine worker sit next his body, who was killed in the explosion in coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Sunday, March 20, 2011...
 Pakistani mine workers carry a dead body of their colleague at a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers...
 Pakistani mine workers carry a dead body of their colleague at a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers...
 Family members of stranded miners wait outside a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers used shovels an...

Pakistan Mine Explosion

Relatives and rescue workers carry a body of mine worker, center, recovering from the site of explosion in coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakista...

Pakistan Mine Explosion

Relatives of a mine worker sit next his body, who was killed in the explosion in coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Sunday, March 20, 2011...

Pakistan Mine Explosion

Pakistani mine workers carry a dead body of their colleague at a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers...

Pakistan Mine Explosion

Pakistani mine workers carry a dead body of their colleague at a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers...

Pakistan Mine Explosion

Family members of stranded miners wait outside a coal mine in Sorange near Quetta, Pakistan on Monday, March 21, 2011. Rescue workers used shovels an...

A senior mining official says authorities have rescued nine miners who were trapped for two days in a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan that collapsed after a series of methane gas explosions.
Iftikhar Ahmed said all nine men were found unconscious Tuesday, buried beneath sand and wooden supports, but were not seriously injured. Rescue workers were surprised to find the men because officials said Monday they feared everyone in the mine had died.
Ahmed said the final death toll from the accident in Baluchistan province was 43.
The mine, owned by the state-run Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation, was declared dangerous two weeks ago due to the presence of methane gas, but the warning was ignored by the contractor working it.


Updated : 2021-07-31 04:35 GMT+08:00