At least 11 people were killed and several injured as a marble mine collapsed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohmand Agency district on Monday.
Casualties are feared to rise as several people are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble. A rescue operation is underway after the accident.
According to District Police Officer Tariq Habib, the incident took place in Mohmand Agency’s Tehsil Safi.
Rescue 1122 in a statement said that eleven bodies and five injured were pulled out from under the rubble and shifted to Ghalanai Hospital.
According to the district administration official, locals have informed that at least 25 people went missing after the rockslide.
Reportedly relief efforts are underway even in the dark with the help of heavy searchlights. Meanwhile, additional rescue personnel from Peshawar and Charsadda have reached the site and are taking part in the operation.
Rescue 1122 said its Mohmand team was carrying out a search operation to find the missing people, adding that additional personnel had been dispatched to the area from Peshawar and Charsadda
Heavy machinery and ambulances were taking part in the operation, said the rescue service.