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Provincial mining and mineral department constitutes four members Committee to investigate coal mine accidents.

QUETTA: The Provincial Mining and Mineral Development Departmenton Tuesdayformed a four members committee to investigate Marwar and Surange coal mine accidents that killed 23 coal miners last week.The four members committed headed by Director General Mining Development Muhammad Imran Zarkoon will visit the coal mines where the incidents occurred and will investigate the actual aspect of mines collapse.

Iftikhar Ahmed Chief Mine Inspector, Jamil Kehtran Project Direcgor Geo Data Quetta and Abdullah Shahwani Director Mining Exploration are included in the four members committee.At least 23 coal miners were killed after two coal mines in Marwar and Surr Range were collapsed due to methane gas explosion.

The incidents sparked anger among the coal mine association while Chief Justice also taken Sou Motu notice of the mining accidents.The committee will point out mining companys weaknesses and negligence towards workers safety and will formed recommendations.

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Publication:The Balochistan Express (Quetta, Pakistan)
Date:May 8, 2018
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