Coalmine blast leaves nine miners in Pakistan

Published: September 12, 2018 14:21:24 | Updated: September 12, 2018 19:08:31


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At least nine miners were killed in an explosion in a coal mine near the northwestern town of Kohat in Pakistan on Wednesday, a government official said.

Senior government official Khalid Ilyas said three coal miners were injured in the incident in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, reports AP.

Ilyas said a rescue operation was launched shortly after the blast and officers were still investigating.

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