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At least 9 workers killed in Kohat coal mine blast

11:20 AM | 12 Sep, 2018
At least 9 workers killed in Kohat coal mine blast
KOHAT - An explosion at a coal mine in a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday killed nine workers, and trapped around two others.

A part of the mine collapsed after methane gas produced from the coals caused an explosion in Akhrowal, an area of Kohat district. As many as 11 workers were trapped when the mine caved in, local media reported.

Rescues officials have recovered bodies of nine workers while efforts are being made to rescue the two other labourers. It is learned that all the workers belong to Shangla.

On August 13, around 18 people, including two rescue officials, were killed after a blast tore through a coal mine in Balochistan.

The mine collapsed after workers used dynamite during an excavation in Sinjidi, some 45 kilometres east of Quetta.

Rescue teams had recovered nine workers alive from different tunnels while eighteen had been found dead at the depth of 800 feet and 4,000 feet.



The accident follows numerous fatalities in Pakistani mines, where up to 200 workers are killed in accidents in coal mines alone each year, according to the country’s Central Mines Labour Federation.

In May, 23 workers were killed in a gas explosion at a mine in Marwaarh, and a further seven died in a separate landslide in a nearby mine. A further 15 people were injured in the two accidents, which officials also claimed were caused by methane gas explosions.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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