2 killed as coal mine collapses in northern Afghanistan-Xinhua

2 killed as coal mine collapses in northern Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2022-11-22 17:24:31|Editor: huaxia

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least two mine workers were killed as a coal mine collapsed in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province on Monday, Mawlawi Abdullah Hamid, head of Baghlan's coal mine enterprise, said Tuesday.

"Parts of a coal mine caved in, killing two workers late on Monday in Shirin Dara village of Nahrin district of the province," Hamid told reporters.

The bodies of the ill-fated workers still remained under the debris and the provincial rescue team started efforts to recover them, the official added.

Non-standard mining, poor equipment and unskilled workers to extract the underground treasure, according to Afghans, often claim the lives of miners in Afghanistan.