Death toll from Mohmand marble mine landslide reaches 17

Death toll from Mohmand marble mine landslide reaches 17

Peshawar: The death toll from a rockslide in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mohmand district rose to 17 on Tuesday.


According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), the death toll from the tragic incident reached 19 after seven more bodies were retrieved from under the rubble. The rescue operation is ongoing with efforts focused on saving more lives, he added.

On Monday, six mines at the Ziarat Ghar mountain had collapsed killing 12 miners and injuring several others.

Meanwhile, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry pointed out the miserable condition for the labourers across the country.

Chaudhry urged the provincial government to implement labour laws in the province and hoped that KP government will stand with the families of the deceased labourers.