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Chinese engineers' bodies recovered from Pakistan mine

Rescuers retrieve bodies of 2 Chinese engineers killed trying to save colleague trapped in mine

Chinese engineers' bodies recovered from Pakistan mine

By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan

Rescue teams have retrieved the bodies of two Chinese engineers who were trapped in a mine a month ago while attempting to rescue a Pakistani co-worker in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, local media reported Thursday.

The rescue team will continue to search for the body of the Pakistani worker, who was trapped while working in a lead and zinc mine, local English daily Dawn reported, quoting a company official.

The bodies of the Chinese engineers were taken to the southern port city Karachi, where their families have already arrived to collect them.

The large Balochistan district is rich in copper, zinc and natural gas and has had a long history of mine accidents, mainly because of weak infrastructure and safety standards.

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