8 dead as heavy rain causes coal mine to collapse in Pakistan

  • AP, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Updated: Mar 13, 2016 14:52 IST

A Pakistani official says heavy rain has caused the collapse of a coal mine in the country’s northwest, killing at least eight miners and leaving another four missing and feared dead.

Local administration official Dost Mohammad said on Sunday that the mine in the Orakzai tribal region collapsed the previous evening. He said military rescuers succeeded in saving 29 miners despite being hampered by the continuing rain.

Another official, Latifur Rehman, said heavy rains in other parts of the northwest have led to the deaths of seven people in two days due to collapsing roofs and walls.

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