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KALAYA, January 7: At least three labourers have died in a coal mine blast in Orakzai Agency.

According to the political administration, the incident happened in Doli area yesterday where a blast occurred in a coal mine due to accumulation of poisonous gas when the labourers were busy in their routine work.

The local people retrieved the bodies of the labourers. All the slain labourers hailed from Shangla district.

Mishaps routinely occur in the mines of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA due to lack of preventive measures and facilities. At least 17 labourers were killed in Mohmand Agency when a marble mine collapsed on them few days ago.