Three coal miners died from gas poisoning in the Chenarak coal mines in the province of Baghlan, in northern Afghanistan, according to local sources.

Three coal miners who were working in a confined environment at the mine on July 31st were poisoned after breathing harmful and toxic gases.

The Chenarak coal mine is situated in the Baghlan province’s Nahrin and Tala-wa-Barfak districts, at the foothills of the mountains.

Miners have long died as a result of unsafe mining practices in the northern provinces of the country.

At least 10 coal miners in the province were killed after the Chenarak coal mine collapsed earlier this year in February as a result of heavy rain.

Two coal miners died from gas poisoning in the Dara-e-Sauf coal mine in the northern Afghan province of Samangan in late May.

They had been exposed to hazardous gases, which led to their inhalation of deadly fumes and their death inside the mine.

In the northern provinces of the country, incidences of mine collapses, intake of contaminated, toxic, and harmful chemicals, and a lack of awareness of mining safety requirements are only a few examples, and miners pay the price for this disregard with their lives.

Due to potential violations and lack of supervision and regulation capacity, tragic accidents frequently happen in Afghanistan’s mining industry.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).