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Death Toll In Pakistani Mine Accident Rises To 19, Several Others Still Trapped


Pakistani officials say a rockslide at a marble mine in the country's northwest has killed at least 19 miners and left five others still trapped as rescuers comb the scene.

Six more miners are reportedly injured.

The accident occured in the Mohmand district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, near the border with Afghanistan, late on September 7.

After pulling eight bodies from the rubble during an initial rescue operation, authorities said more victims were found on September 8.

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the accident.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, AP, and AFP