Tag: Mine

Three Afghans killed

Two Afghan policewomen and a civilian were killed by a mine on their way to work Thursday, a day after another five NATO soldiers...

Landslide kills 8 in Buner mine

At least eight mine workers were killed and several others injured when heavy rocks fell on them at Bambokha area of Buner district late...

10 killed in China coal mine blast

Ten people were killed by an explosion in a coal mine in southwest China, a local official said Monday, in the latest in a...

One killed in underground mine explosion

A person was killed and another injured on Thursday in a mine explosion in Dera Bugti area. Haji Hassan was killed and one of the...

Lawyers continue strike, two mine workers killed

QUETTA - Lawyers in Quetta continued their token hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day on Monday against the government's failure to recover two of their colleagues, Munir Ahmad Mirwani and Agha Zahir Shah. Balochistan High Court Bar Association Secretary General and Lawyers' Committee Spokesman Bashir Ahmed Qazi told reporters that despite lawyers' hunger strike lasting five days, the rulers were doing nothing for the recovery of Mirwani and Shah. Separately two mine workers

No survivors in Sorrange mine blast

QUETTA - All 43 miners in a colliery in Quetta that was hit by a blast at the weekend have been confirmed dead, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers ended their search operation.
"All 43 bodies have been recovered," said Iftikhar Ahmed, provincial chief inspector of mines for the Baluchistan province.
"There are no survivors and the mine is being sealed," Ahmed said.
President of Pakistan Mines Workers Federation Bakht Nawab confirmed the final toll.
The mine in the

COAL MINE BLAST – PILER concerned over lack of occupational health...

KARACHI - The Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) has expressed concern over an explosion due to accumulation of methane gas at the Sorange coal mine in Balochistan, resulting in the death of 45 of the 52 miners working at the mine at the time of the explosion. In a statement issued on Monday, PILER Executive Director Karamat Ali expressed serious concern over the absence of an effective occupational health and safety policy in the country, resulting in deaths

Two Chinese engineers dead as mine collapses in Muslim Bagh

QUETTA - Two Chinese engineers were killed in a mine-related accident in Killa Saifullah district on Sunday. According to reports, the Chinese engineers were busy in mining of chromites in Muslim Bagh area when the mine caved, which resulted to their instant death. The dead bodies were recovered from the debris and shifted to Quetta for onward dispatch to their country. The victims are identified as Konjxing Shen and Zhohjias Isheg.

Explosion kills five at Romanian mine

BUCHAREST - An explosion ripped through a coal mine in western Romania, killing five miners at a depth of some 400 metres (1,000 ft) below ground, authorities said late on Saturday. A rescue team found the bodies of the miners, between 30 and 35 years old, who had been working to repair a power transformer, Dan Buhaescu, mayor of the town of Uricani, was quoted as saying by news agency Agerpres.
Mining was once a thriving industry employing almost half a million people in Romania

Gunmen kidnap 18 Afghan deminers in southeast

GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. "They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village," Ishaqzai told

Queen saddened by New Zealand mine tragedy

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said on Wednesday she was "deeply saddened" by the news that 29 men missing in a New Zealand coal mine, including two Britons, have died.
"I am deeply saddened by today's news that there is now no hope for the men trapped in the Pike River mine," the queen said in a message to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, released by Buckingham Palace.
"My heart goes out to the families and friends of these 29 brave miners and to all who have been

Hopes wane at NZ mine; gas prevents rescue of 29

GREYMOUTH: Hopes waned Monday for the survival of 29 New Zealand coal miners who have been trapped for three days underground, where the presence of explosive gases has prevented a rescue.
Family members expressed frustration with the pace of the response as officials acknowledged for the first time it may be too late to save the miners, who have not been heard from since a massive explosion ripped through the Pike River Mine on the country's South Island on Friday.

At least 27 missing after New Zealand mine explosion

WELLINGTON: Desperate efforts to reach at least 27 coal miners missing after an explosion tore through an underground mine in New Zealand stalled Friday as fears of another blast frustrated rescue attempts.
Police said the explosion at the coal mine on the South Island's west coast appeared to have crippled the mine's ventilation system but locals said they were were drawing hope from the rescue of 33 miners in Chile last month. Two miners survived the blast at the Pike River