4 killed in coal mine blast in southwest PakistanStaff Writer | January 2, 2019
At least four miners were killed early Wednesday in a coal mine blast in southwest Pakistan, local media reported.
Asia Some 96 miles from Quetta
One miner was also injured in the blast, which was believed to have been triggered by gas leakage, the official said.
All of the deceased and injured belonged to the same family.
Pakistan has a long history of coal mine accidents, mainly because of poor infrastructure and a lack of safety standards.
In May last year, 23 miners were killed in two coal mine blasts near Quetta.
The annual death toll from coal mine accidents averages around 200, according to the Pakistan Central Mines Labor Federation. ■