Coal mine collapse kills 11 in Afghanistan
At least 11 workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on December 24, 2011.
Eleven workers have been killed after a coal mine collapsed in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan.
Nahrin District Governor Fazal-ul-Rahman said that the ill-fated workers were killed at around 6:00 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) on Saturday when the mine caved in at Chinarak village.
A rescue team was sent to the area to retrieve the bodies and save those trapped inside the mine.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
The Afghan government has recently shut down several coal mines in the northern part of the country for fear that they would collapse.