Pakistan mine collapse toll at 52

Latest estimates for the death toll at the Pakistan coal mine that collapsed on Sunday have reached 52.

Rescuers have used shovels and their bare hands to dig out workers trapped in the mine after an explosion of methane gas caused the mine to collapse.

Yesterday, 27 bodies had been recovered, but an official has told local media “there is s zero per cent chance” any one could be found alive.

Wooden caskets have been lined up outside the mine in southwestern Pakistan, awaiting the bodies of recovered miners.

Image: South African Star

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