Published: 3 Feb 2020
The start of 2020 has seen increasing accidents and deaths in Pakistan’s coal mines, exposing the near non-existence of safety measures and continued negligence from the employers and the government.
A coal miner was killed as a trolley filled with coal hit him in the Duki area of the Baluchistan province on 27 January. In the same area a few days earlier, on 23 January, a worker was killed and five others were trapped in the mine after a landslide.
These accidents followed a violent start of the year for Pakistan’s coal miners.