Pakistan Mine Explosion Kills 6, Wounds Dozens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A methane gas explosion in a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least six miners Sunday and trapped 46, a top mining official said.
The mine in Baluchistan province was declared dangerous two weeks ago, but the warning was ignored, said Iftikhar Ahmed, a top mining inspector. The mine is owned by the state-run Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation but leased to a contractor, he said.
Rescue workers were trying to reach the trapped miners, but methane gas was hampering their attempts, said Ahmed.
"We are trying to make a path, but the presence of gas is restricting the rescue effort," he said.
The mine is 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the provincial capital, Quetta. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 118324054 -
Gray Television, Inc.