Seven dead in Orakzai coalmine collapse


HANGU: At least seven laborers were killed and scores of others were left stranded when a coalmine collapsed here on Saturday, authorities said.


The mine is located in Lower Orakzai area. According to rescue sources, 45 laborers were inside the mine when it collapsed due to torrential rains.

Rescue operation was under way. Speaking to media in Peshawar, PTI leader Shaukat Yousafzai confirmed the death of at least seven miners in the mishap.

“Ten injured miners have also been rescued and shifted to hospitals,” he said, adding that efforts were being made to save the remaining stranded miners.