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8 die of suffocation at Afghanistan's coal mine - Report

Coal News - Published on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

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Xinhua reported that about 8 labourers died of suffocation at a coal mine pit in Afghanistan's northern province of Samangan on Sunday. The labourers were working at the coal mine in Dara-i-Suf-i-Bala, west of provincial capital Aybak, when a poisonous gas leaked and accumulated, suffocating them to death late on Sunday, head of provincial council Mr Raz Mohammad told Xinhua.

Mr Mohammad said that next-of-kin of the victims were notified after the incident.

Coal mines in the province are notorious for their unsafe working condition.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 23 Apr 2019
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