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Created Sun 7/08/2016, Last Updated Sun 7/08/2016

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

According to reports, a boulder fell on workers at the coalmine following a landslide on 24 July 2016.  Sabir Khan, Sardar Ali and Ameenullah died as result of their injuries, while Arfan Khan was seriously hurt. All victims are contract workers aged between 30 and 35.

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