33 trapped is Orakzai coalmine

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Kohat, Mar.13 (ANI): At least thirty- three miners have been trapped inside Orakzai coalmine in northwest of Kohat city after a gas explosion yesterday.

The administration and rescue workers reached the spot and tried their best to remove the mud, which had fallen onto the mine due to a landslide triggered by the blast.

Eighteen miners, who were near the entrance of the mine, have were rescued while eight were rushed to a nearby hospital said an official, reports Dawn.

The official was, however, not sure about the miners stuck under the mud but said a cautious estimate puts the figure between 25 and 33.

The rescue operations are underway.

Further information is awaited.(ANI)

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