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Six people were killed in an explosion at a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan

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At least 8 people were at least 300 meters underground during the explosion, officials said.

Six people were killed in an explosion at a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan

An explosion took place at a coal mine in the province of Baluchistan in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least six people. This was announced on Friday by the chief inspector of the mines of Baluchistan, Shafkat Fayyaz.

According to him, the rescue operation was completed on Friday morning after Thursday's explosion at the Marwar coal mine, located about 60 km from Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.

Sh. Fayyaz said in a statement that six bodies were found, two miners were rescued, and the minefield was sealed.

He indicated that the incident is being investigated. According to local media reports, the initial investigation showed that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

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