12 killed in Pakistan mine collapse


Islamabad: At least 12 miners died after a marble mine collapsed in Ziarat area of Mohmand Agency in Pakistan.

The miners were busy in excavation when the mine collapsed, and buried scores of labourers, Dawn online reported citing official sources as saying.

At least twelve bodies have been recovered while some are still under the rubble as locals are carrying out the rescue work,sources said.

Mine management in Pakistan lacks preventive and protective measures, as a result the number of fatal accidents are high.

Accidents are not recorded in the registry as required by law, and often go unchecked. Mine workers in Pakistan get a pittance for work considered one of the highest-risk activities in the world in terms of safety and health.

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