At least 21 killed in Iranian coal mine explosion

By REUTERS
May 4, 2017 01:08




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ANKARA - An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday killed at least 21 workers and injured 69 others, state media reported.

"Twenty-one bodies of workers who were killed in the explosion have been taken out of the mine ... So far there have been 69 injured," a regional official in Golestan province told the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

The blast occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time in the Zemestanyurt coal mine in Golestan.


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