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. ■