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Afghan coal mine collapse kills 27

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 15:15

Zee Media Bureau

Kabul: In the latest mining accident in Afghanistan, 27 miners have been killed in a coal mine collapse in Ro-e-Dohab district in the northern province of Samangan, reports said Sunday.

The accident took place at Abkhorak coal mine, located almost 200 km north of Kabul, when a part of the mine caved in, said provincial governor`s spokesman Mohammad Seddiq Azizi.

The rescue men were joined by locals in saving miners’ lives but because of poor equipments four rescuemen were hurt in the process, reports said.

Also 13 miners were still said to be trapped according to the BBC.
Before this, a mine accident in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province in December last year killed 11 miners.

First Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 13:27

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