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43 dead in Pakistan mine blast, no survivors

All 43 miners in a coal mine in southwest Pakistan hit by a blast at the weekend have been confirmed dead, officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers ended their search operation.

world Updated: Mar 24, 2011 10:58 IST

All 43 miners in a coal mine in southwest Pakistan hit by a blast at the weekend have been confirmed dead, officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers ended their search operation.



"All 43 bodies have been recovered," Iftikhar Ahmed, provincial chief inspector of mines for the insurgency-torn Baluchistan province, told AFP.



"There are no survivors and the mine is being sealed," Ahmed said.