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Gas explosion in coal mine claims five lives

Hangu: At least five miners were killed and eight still trapped in the mine after gas explosion in a coal mine in Lower Orakzai Agency on Saturday.

Eleven miners were working at the time of explosion in a mine located in Dolli area of the Orakzai.

Rescue operation is underway.

Four miners were rescued from mine and shifted to Kohat Hospital. “All the injured are in critical condition,” said a doctor.

Political administration claimed that they were working in the mine without permission. “A search operation has been launched to arrest the owner of the mine,” political administration added.