Gas leak kills eight miners in Pakistan

January 4th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Jan 4 (DPA) At least eight coal miners were suffocated by a poison gas leak in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province Sunday, a media report said.The gas leak occurred early Sunday in a coal mine in the Mach area, some 50 km from the provincial capital Quetta, according to the private Geo News television channel.

A rescue team was sent to the mine to retrieve the bodies, Geo reported.

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