Rescue teams recover 8 bodies from collapsed coalmine near Quetta



QUETTA, Aug. 13 (TNS): Bodies of eight workers have been recovered from a collapsed coalmine near Quetta on Monday, whereas six others still trapped were feared dead.

Earlier in the day, Balochistan Chief Inspector of Mines Iftikhar Ahmed confirmed seven dead bodies were recovered, while rescue work was under way to recover the remaining miners.

Later, body of another worker was recovered from the debris.

At least 13 miners were trapped thousands of feet underground on Sunday night when an explosion caused the mine to cave in.

It was unclear what caused the explosion in the Sanjdi mine, situated 70 kilometres away from Quetta, Deputy Commissioner Captain (retd) Tahir Zafar Abbasi said. The pit workers were in a tunnel at a depth of some 4,000 feet.