At least eight coal miners were feared dead due to rain-induced flooding in a coal mine in Jhimpir, Thatta on Tuesday night, according to district administration.
Thatta Deputy Commissioner Ghazanfar Qadri told media that none of the bodies could be retrieved till 4pm on Wednesday due to accumulation of flood water inside the coal mine.
He said the district administration had deployed six pumping machines to drain the coal mine, but in vain. The coal mine, located around 8kms from Meting railway station in Thatta district, was deluged when water entered the mine while workers were still inside.
“We had also issued an advisory in addition to meteorological department’s admonition but it appears the warnings were not adhered to”, Thatta DC told.