JAMSHORO, March 20,2022- Three miners were killed in Lakhra Coal mines, Jamshoro when a coal mine was filled with poisonous gas.
According to police, digging was on at Lakhra Coal Mine No. 22 in Jamshoro when poisonous gas suddenly spilled.
Poisonous gas killed three laborers working there. The bodies of the three laborers have been removed to the hospital.
According to police, the three workers killed are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In November 2021, four miners died in the Lakhra coal mine in Jamshoro district , as a rope tied to the elevator carrying them broke.
“The lift broke and plummeted 200 feet down in Mine-29 in the Lakhra coal mine area,” Jamshoro deputy commissioner told media. According to him, the lift was carrying four mine workers.
While the incident took place at 2pm, the rescue operation reportedly did not begin until an hour later the area people said. The workers’ bodies were only retrieved from the mine, which is around 400 feet deep, after over four hours.
The deceased miners were identified as Akhtar Zameen Pathan, 30, Taj Muhammad Pathan, 35, Dilawar Pathan, 40 and Sameeur Rehman, 44.
All the deceased belonged to Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and were temporarily staying in Jamshoro for work.
The mines had been reportedly using outdated machinery.
The mining licence was initially given to a company to supply coal only for the Lakhra coal power plant in Jamshoro. However, private contractors, with support of local politicians, began to mine coal to sell it in the open market against the licencing agreement.
Labourers working in the company have demanded the registration of an FIR against the company’s management.