Balochistan mine blast killed four, injured one

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QUETTA: A gas explosion in a coal mine in the Chamalang area of Dukki district on Wednesday claimed four lives and injured one.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Chamalang, four deceased labourers, who were burnt alive, belonged to the same family. Those died included an uncle, two brothers and one relative while the fifth miner was critically injured. The deceased and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal expressed grief over the unfortunate incident and directed the concerned authorities to ensure safe work environment for the mine workers to prevent further incidents.