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Underground coal mine explosion kills four

Four mine workers have been killed in an underground coal mine explosion in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A further two mine workers have been recovered from the mine alive but are believed to be in critical condition.

According to local news reports, the underground coal mine explosion was caused by inadequate ventilation of methane in the coal mine located in Darra Adam Khel town of the province.

As a result of the mine gas explosion, a roof fall occurred trapping the mine workers inside the coal mine.

According to the Pakistan Mine Workers Labor Federation, about 100 to 200 mine workers were killed or injured in coal mine accidents across Pakistan every year. Coal mine explosion events are believed to be a significant contributor to fatality numbers.

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