Coal mine collapse leaves 5 dead in Orakzai Agency

PESHAWAR: At least 5 workers were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, with several others still trapped, officials said.

A gas explosion may have caused the mine collapse in the remote mountainous Orakzai tribal district, which follows a similar accident in the same area last month that left seven people dead.

Several people were injured in the latest mine collapse, and others remain buried.

“At least 5 people have died, five injured and five to six others still trapped inside the mine,” a statement issued by the paramilitary Frontier Corps said.

It added that rescue officials were digging at the site to recover the buried miners.

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