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KOHAT: Deputy Commissioner Kohat, Khalid Illyas on Friday announced compensation for heirs of nine labourers died in a tragic coalmine incident at Dara Adamekhel few days ago.

The DC announced Rs0.5 million each for the heirs of those who lost their lives apart from provision of Rs12000 monthly each for all children of victims till attainment of the age of puberty, says an official statement.

The DC said that the compensation amount was an expression of sympathies with the bereaved families.

The DC said the entire nation equally shared their grief and sorrow for what they are passing through and would not be left alone.

Around nine persons were killed after a blast took place inside a coalmine due to accumulation of gas after which it collapsed in Darra Adamkhel.