4 dead in Samangan coalmine collapse


AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four workers were killed when a coalmine tunnel collapsed in the Dara-i-SaufBala district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday.

An official, Eng. Qurban, told Pajhwok Afghan News a team had been dispatched to the site to investigate Friday’s incident in Hesar area -- an area that is nestled in mountainous 80km off the district centre.

The government is said to have no control over the mine that is willfully dug up by locals. But Coal Enterprise Deputy Director Eng. MahboobRafiq acknowledged the Hesar mine was not a registered site.

Nearly two dozen workers were killed in March this year, when a coalmine caved in the Dahana-i-Tor area.



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