Deadly blast in Pakistan’s Hyderabad claims lives


The Karachi Civil Hospital is now treating 11 injured people, seven of them are gravely injured….reports Asian Lite News

The death toll following a blast at a liquid petroleum gas cylinder filling shop in Hyderabad’s Preetabad area climbed to 12 on Monday, as two more injured people succumbed to their injuries, reported ARY News.

The explosion occurred in the LPG cylinder filling shop on the ground floor of Zacha Bacha Hospital, along Mir Nabi Bux Town Road in UC-8 of Neerunkot.

The Karachi Civil Hospital is now treating 11 injured people, seven of them are gravely injured.

At least 60 people, predominantly youngsters, suffered major burn injuries and were transported to Karachi after receiving emergency care at Liaquat University Hospital (LUH), according to ARY News.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali along with ministers visited Burns Ward and talked about the health of injured persons.

Further details are awaited.

Coal mine accident in Balochistan

At least 11 people lost their lives after inhaling methane gas inside a coal mine in the Sanjdi area, some 50 km from Quetta, according to Dawn.

The incident, which took place on Monday, claimed the lives of nine coal miners, a coal company manager, and a contractor.

“The coal miners were working around 1,500 feet deep in the mine when the gas eruption started and quickly spread to the place. All the coal miners fell unconscious,” Abdul Ghani Shahwani, Chief Inspector of Mines in Balochistan, told Dawn.

He added that after entering the mine at approximately five o’clock in the evening with a contractor and manager, it was discovered that there was no signal coming from the mine after 1.5 hours.

The Mines Department’s rescue crews, following no response, raced to the site of the incident.

No one was found alive when rescuers entered the mine, having first taken safety precautions and vented the gas.

“All the nine miners and two others were found dead deep inside the mine,” the official said, adding that bodies were shifted to a nearby health facility, where they died, as per Dawn.

The chief inspector stated that the mine belonged to the United Coal Mining Company and that all the miners who lost their lives came from Swat.

An investigation into the incident is underway. The coal mine has been sealed as of now. (ANI)

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