At least six miners died of suffocation caused by toxic gas in a Kalat coalmine, Samaa reported Thursday.

The laborers were working in a coal mine located in Siah Camp, Sorab, according to the Levies sources. An explosion took place in the mine that triggered poisonous gas that led to the suffocation of six miners.

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The Levies men transported the bodies to Civil Hospital, Sorab. The incident took place in the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

The deceased belong to Quetta, Pishin, and Sorab. The bodies will be handed to the bereaved families after identification and medico-legal proceedings.

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