QUETTA, 02 December: As many three miners were killed and two others were injured as a result of a blast inside a coalmine in Loralai area of Baluchistan.
According to police sources the explosion took place due to filling of gas inside the mine. Due to government’s lunatic policies regarding mining, a large number of laborers have lost their lives.
Thousands of miners, majority of them from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district, have been risking their lives while working insides coalmines in Samaolang, Harnai, Khanozi and Dakai areas.
Habib ur Rahman, a miner from Swat told TNN: “I know its risky but I have to do it to earn bread for my family. It is a very terrifying and difficult job but I have no other option. I have no other skill. I am illiterate so I am unable to find a decent job somewhere else,” he concluded.
Abdur Raheem Mirdad Khel, a leader of the miners’ association in Baluchistan complained neither the government had taken any step for the welfare of coalminers nor the families of those killed during mining had ever been compensated, which is very pathetic.