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QUETTA: Rescue officials retrieved bodies of four coalminers after a coalmine caved in due to a gas explosion in Quetta’s Sanjdi area on Sunday.

While three injured were shifted to a local hospital. The explosion also affected nine others, six of whom have been treated after provision of first aid, while three are under treatment.

All the killed labourers hailed from Swat and identified as Mohammad Rahman, Yar Khan, Badsha Wazir and Ghulam Mohammad. Around 23 miners were killed last month in two coal mine incidents in the province.

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