Four coalminers laid to rest in Shangla

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SHANGLA: Four coalminers died in a mine incident at Lakhra coalmines in Hyderabad laid to rest in their ancestral graveyards at Sangrai and Shahtoot areas of Shangla here on Thursday.

Locals said that four coalminers two from Shatoot and two from Sangrai were died due to rope breaking at the workplace in a coalmine at Lakhra coalmines in Hyderabad the other day.

They said the dead bodies of miners were brought to both neighbouring villages Sangrai and Shahtoot where they laid to rest in their ancestral graveyards.

Sami Ur Rehman, Akhter Zamin had belonged to Shahtoot, Taj Muhammad to Kandaw, and Dilaram Sangrai had gone for coal cutting work two months ago.

Due to the sudden deaths of young miners from the neighboring villages has put the villages in deep sorrow.

It was the second coalmine incident after Dara Adam Khel incident happened in October this year in which three workers had died.

MEANWHILE, Local leadership of the different parties have demanded of the Sindh government to register a case against the coalmine manager and contractor for poor arrangement at the site and negligence due to which miners died.

Minister Labor and culture Shaukat Yousafai, former MPA PML-N KP senior vice president, Muhammad Rashad Khan, PPP Malakand division president, Afsarul-Mulk condemned the mine management negligence which caused the death of four miners and demanded the Sindh government for stern action and compensation for the deceased workers.

MAN DIED: A young man died when he fell into a wellbore at Maira area of Bisham tehsil here on Thursday.

Rescue 1122, spokesman said that a group of workers were busy in the work at a wellbore on Thursday and which one of the workers fell down to the well-bore.

He said Local people had pulled out the injured man and shifted to Rural Health Center where he was provided with first aid and while shifting to the tehsil headquarters hospital, Bisham he succumbed to his injuries.

The labor was later identified as Muhammad Ali of Maira Bisham.

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