Kohat (Staff Report): At least nine labourers were killed in an explosion in a coal mine in Akhorwal area on Wednesday.

According to sources, gas produced from the coals filled the mine leading to an explosion which resulted in the collapse of a part of the mine. Eleven labourers were trapped thousands of feet underground when the mine caved in, they added.

However, rescuers have recovered the bodies of nine of the trapped labourers while efforts are under way to rescue the remaining two miners trapped inside the coal mine.

Moreover, the deputy commissioner said, the three injured labourers who were rescued have been shifted to the hospital for medical treatment.