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    Saturday, 15 September 2018

    327 coal-Miners killed in Balochistan, Two miners died roday

    Two miners were suffocated to death and others injured after poisonous gas accumulated inside a coal mine in Daki Tehsil, Quetta on Saturday.There is no arrangement to provide oxygen gas to the workers doing work in the mines and no safety measures are adopted by the contractor,Consequently, scores of people have so far been killed during the year.
    According to media reports, two miners identified as Muhammad Ibrahim and Abdullah died following the accumulation of poisonous gas inside coal mine while one suffered injuries. Locals pulled the victims out of mine at their own and shifted them to nearby local hospital for first aid. Bodies of the two miners were handed over to family members after the autopsy.
     The Supreme Court has asked Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to file replies on a petition moved to highlight deaths of mine workers, especially the fatalities of 327 coal miners in Balochistan and Darra Adam Khel from 2010 to 2018.
    The court issued notices to the respondents when human rights activists Usama Khawar Ghumman, Zafar Iqbal Kalanauri and Ali Javed Darugar pleaded before the apex court to take cognizance of the issue by exercising its suo motu power.
    The petitioners has pleaded in court to appoint a commission to probe into the deaths of 327 coal miners in Balochistan, especially the killing of nine miners in Darra Adam Khel on Sept 12.
    They argued that the commission so formed should consist of eminent labour experts from the relevant government departments and civil society and financed by the provincial governments.
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