Death toll from Pakistan mining explosions climbs to 23

UPDATE 1-Coalmine blast kills 16 in southwest Pakistan -officials

In Quetta (Western Pakistan) there was a gas explosion in the mine, at least 23 miners were killed.

"We are trying our best to recover bodies but it will take time as most of the bodies are buried very deep", Shahwani said. Two workers were rescued in an unconscious state, while bodies of two miners were recovered Saturday night.

The seven victims were identified as Munawwar Khan, Sher Baz, Khan Badshah, Abdul Hakeem, Faizullah, Gul Fareeduddin and Muhammad Ibrahim.

Pakistani officials have said the collapse took place due to methane gas explosions.

Emergency services were able to rescue nine others, who were brought to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately clear if that was caused by the explosion. Rescue operations have been completed at both sites. However, they faced difficulties as the mouth of the mine had been blocked by a boulder after the blast.

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At least 23 labourers were killed and several others suffered injuries when two coal mines caved in near Quetta on Saturday.

Mine disasters are common in that region of Pakistan. "The owners and managers of mining companies don't care for poor workers because for them money is more important than our lives", Akhtarzada, a survivor of the Marwar incident, said.

RISING number of deaths in mining accidents in Balochistan highlights the low level of safety in coal mines, many of which are unregistered and out of bound to officials of the Inspectorate of Mines.

The protesters also demanded Rs2 million be given to bereaved families of the coal miners.

According to local media, about 25 people were in the mine when the explosion occurred.

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