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Body of missing boy found in coal mine after a week

By Our Correspondent 2022-07-13
THATTA: A partially decomposed body of the last victim of Jhimpir coalmine tragedy Umer Pathan, 12, was retrieved finally from the flooded mine late on Sunday.

Eight miners were retrieved last Wednesday but the ninth had been missing since the tragedy occurred on Tuesday night when rainwater entered the coal mine and all the nine miners, who belonged to GilgitBaltistan, were suffocated to death.

Thatta Deputy Commissioner Ghazanfar Ali Qadri had imposed a complete ban on mining operation in the area after the tragic incident. An inquiry was under way into the causes that led to the tragedy.

The body of the victim was brought to nearby Jherruk rural health center for post mortem prior to transporting it to his native area for burial.