Seven miners killed, 10 injured in mine explosion in Lower Orakzai Agency 

PESHAWAR: At least seven miner were killed while 10 others received injuries as a coal mine collapsed due to gas explosion in Kurez area of Lower Orakzai Agency on Saturday night, Political Authorities told APP.

The rescue team safely rescued 27 miners whereas operation was underway for the safe recovery of 6 to 7 persons who believed to be still under the debris. The ISPR authorities informed that more than 100 army and FC troops have continued operation with the help of heavy machinery and medical support.

The injured have been shifted to Kalaya Hospital in Lower Orakzai Agency and DHQ hospital Kohat, where condition of some of the injured was stated to be critical. The dead and majority of injured belong to Shangla district.

Meanwhile KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jagra has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the incident and has directed the authorities to expedite the rescue operation. APP