Nine workers died in Kohat coal mine blast

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An explosion at a coal mine in a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday killed nine workers and trapped around two others.

A part of the mine collapsed after methane gas produced from the coals caused an explosion in Akhrowal, an area of Kohat district. As many as 11 workers were trapped when the mine caved in, local media reported.

Rescues officials have recovered bodies of nine workers while efforts are being made to rescue the two other laborers. It is learned that all the workers belong to Shangla.