Eight coal miners trapped in in Duki

QUETTA: Eight miners were trapped in a coal mine in Duki, area of Loralai district of Balochistan as toxic gas filled in the mine.

Police said, the rescue work has been completed and all trapped miners have been evacuated.

According to police and mine rescue sources, all the eight miners have been evacuated after completing the rescue operation at the Duki coal mine and affected miner have been shifted to a local hospital where they are being treated.

Last month, two coalmines collapsed in Balochistan, home to large deposits of coal, causing many coalminers’ deaths.

On March 15, In the tragic accident seven coalminers burnt to death in a huge fire triggered by methane gas blast inside a coalmine in Harnai District, while digging about 1,500 feet deep inside the mine, and two rescuers also lost their lives, a Karachi leading daily reported.

Earlier, on March 12, six workers died in the Marwar Coalfields in Machh area following an explosion caused by the toxic methane gas. The explosion took place around 1,000 feet deep inside the mine when the mineworkers were digging the coal.

In February, four mineworkers died when part of the coalmine collapsed in Duki .

Six coal mine workers were trapped after a fire broke out in a mine in Duki district in last December , while three other miners fell unconscious due to accumulation of toxic gas in another coal mine in Kachhi district