Local News Peshawar , ZIARAT AREA OF MOHMAND, PAKISTAN
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At least seventeen dead in Pakistan marble mine collapse.
Death toll from a marble mine collapse in northwest Pakistan rises to
17, with rescuers pulling four more bodies from the debris a day after
SHOTLIST: ZIARAT AREA OF MOHMAND, PAKISTAN (SEPTEMBER 8, 2020) (EDHI RESCUE HANDOUT – ACCESS ALL)
1. EDHI RESCUERS AND LABOURERS, CARRYING BODY ON ROPE COT THROUGH MONTAIN
2. RESCUERS PLACING BODY ON GROUND BESIDE STRETCHER
3. VARIOUS OF RESCUERS AND LBOURDERS CARRYING BODY
4. EXCAVATION MACHINE
5. RESCUERS AND LABOURERS CARRYING BODY/DEBRIS
6. RESCUERS AND LABOURERS
STORY: The death toll from a marble mine collapse in northwest Pakistan rose to 17 on Tuesday (September 8), with rescuers pulling four more bodies from the debris, officials from Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Edhi Rescue said.
A marble mine collapsed during rock blasting in Zairat mountain at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mohmand district near the border with Afghanistan on Monday evening. The labourers were busy in excavation when the cave-in took place.
A press release from NDMA said operation was underway to recover more labourers still trapped under the debris.
It said that that personnel from Pakistan army, district administration and Rescue 1122 were taking part in the operation.
Edhi said their volunteers were also working on the accident site.
Mining accidents are common in Pakistan where safety standards are often ignored.
In February, 10 workers were killed in a rockslide at a marble quarry in Buner district. In 2018, thirty workers were killed in explosions at two coal mines near Quetta.