Medindia

X

Toxic Gas Claims 8 Lives in Pakistan

by Sheela Philomena on  January 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
In Pakistan's southwest city of Loralai at least eight laborers died of suffocation and two others fainted due to accumulation of toxic gas in a coal mine.
 Toxic Gas Claims 8 Lives in Pakistan
Toxic Gas Claims 8 Lives in Pakistan
Advertisement

Local TV Dunya reported that the incident happened at pre-dawn time when 10 people working in a coal mine went unconscious in Dakki area of Loralai, a main city in the country's southwest province of Balochistan.

Advertisement
Residents shifted the fainted people to a nearby hospital where eight of them were confirmed dead.

According to initial reports by rescue teams, the laborers died of accumulation of toxic methane gas in the mine due to lack of proper ventilation system in the mine.

All the killed laborers belonged to the country's northwest district of Swat.

Causalities resulting from accumulation of gas in coal mines are very common in Balochistan province, due to lack of safety measures.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All