Seven Pakistanis die in Muscat incident


In the tragic incident of rockslide in Ibri, Muscat, seven Pakistani colliers were crushed to death while four others were still missing.

The Pakistan Embassy in Muscat on Wednesday said that seven Pakistani miners died in the sad incident of rockslide that occurred in Ibri, Dhahirah Governorate on Sunday.

The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority of Oman so far was able to pull out eight bodies from under the rubble, of which seven were Pakistanis. The Pakistani mission said that the incident occurred when a rock fell on a marble mine in Ibri. It said that the mission was in contact with the authorities conducting search and rescue operation.

The government of Oman has sought heavy machinery for the rescue operation. Sophisticated cameras have been installed and sniffer dogs are searching for the trapped miners. Technical help is also being sought from the coalmining experts.


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