Incident happened in remote Orakzai tribal region near Afghani border
By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan – At least five miners were killed and three others injured in a coal mine explosion in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.
The incident occurred in the remote Orakzai tribal region near the Afghani border.
An initial investigation suggested a gas leakage was responsible for the explosion, state-run Pakistan Television reported.
Pakistan has a history of mine accidents, largely due to a lack of safety standards.