coal mine

KALAYA, September 9: An explosion of poisonous gas in a coalmine in Orakzai Agency has claimed three lives while two others were injured.

Administration officials say the incident took place in Dolai area at morning when labourers were extracting coal from a mine when the gas accumulated in the mine and exploded.

Mr Baqazar, Mr Khair-ur-Rehman, and Mr Sajideen died on the spot while two other labourers were injured and taken to a hospital in adjacent Kohat district.