Saturday, July 24, 2021  | 13 Zilhaj, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

Sixteen bodies found on Kohat hills: official

They were spotted by a shepherd

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 months ago

Rescue workers on the scene. Picture: Basit Gillani

Listen to the story
At least 16 decayed bodies were found on Tor Chappar hills in Kohat, the Kohat deputy commissioner confirmed Friday. DC Abdul Rehman told SAMAA TV that he didn’t have more details about the incident. The Rescue 1122 workers at the scene said that those were the bodies of coalminers. They believed that the deceased belonged to Shangla. The remains were spotted by a shepherd, according to the police. "The bodies are quite decayed," said Fazal Naeem, a spokesman for the Kohat police. "They were found in a mass grave," he added. Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed told SAMAA TV that the labourers were buried by the Pakistani Taliban 10 years ago and the complaint of their disappearance was also filed with the police. Their bodies were found in a mass grave today, he added. Kamran Bangash, a spokesperson for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, confirmed that the bodies were of the miners. He said the government was in contact with their families and their killers would be arrested soon. The provincial government would announce compensation for the bereaved families, Bangash added.
FaceBook WhatsApp

At least 16 decayed bodies were found on Tor Chappar hills in Kohat, the Kohat deputy commissioner confirmed Friday.

DC Abdul Rehman told SAMAA TV that he didn’t have more details about the incident.

The Rescue 1122 workers at the scene said that those were the bodies of coalminers. They believed that the deceased belonged to Shangla.

The remains were spotted by a shepherd, according to the police.

“The bodies are quite decayed,” said Fazal Naeem, a spokesman for the Kohat police.

“They were found in a mass grave,” he added.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed told SAMAA TV that the labourers were buried by the Pakistani Taliban 10 years ago and the complaint of their disappearance was also filed with the police.

Their bodies were found in a mass grave today, he added.

Kamran Bangash, a spokesperson for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, confirmed that the bodies were of the miners.

He said the government was in contact with their families and their killers would be arrested soon.

The provincial government would announce compensation for the bereaved families, Bangash added.

 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
 
 
Kohat Bodies, Kohat mountains, Tor Chappar Kohat
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Karachi wakes up to drizzle, more rain expected
Rain expected in Karachi on July 25: Met dept
Noor Mukadam murder suspect was ‘in his senses’ during arrest
Former Pakistani diplomat’s daughter killed in Islamabad
34 killed, 50 injured in Dera Ghazi Khan bus accident
Noor Mukadam’s murderer is not mentally ill: father
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp