Casualties feared as blast rips through coalpit in Chakwal
By News Desk
November 25, 2023 11:19 AM
A blast ripped through a coalmine in Chakwal in which several casualties are feared, reported 24News HD TV channel on Saturday.
According to details, the explosion occurred due to the stockpile of explosive material placed in the mine which has been established in the limits of a residential area of Choasadan Shah in Chakwal.
Soon after the blast, a fire engulfed the whole mine. Casualties are feared as several colliers have been trapped inside the mine.
Rescue 1122 said that firefighting teams have been dispatched to the venue.
According to residents, the coalmine is situated in the vicinity of the Municipal Committee which is illegal.
They said that the Department of Mines and Minerals and the district administration have failed to take any action against the coalmine.
Panic gripped the entire area following the explosion in the mine.
Reporter Mohsin Jafri