At least 33 dead after methane gas ignited in tunnel 1,200 metres underground at the Zemestan-Yort mine in Golestan
At least 33 people have died after a large explosion at a coal mine in northern Iran trapped scores of miners in a mile-long tunnel 1,200 metres deep underground.
“Unfortunately 33 miners who were trapped in the mine after the explosion have lost their lives,” said Ali Rabii, Iran’s minister of labour and social welfare, according to the semi-official Ilna news agency. Rabii was speaking to reporters late on Wednesday night after visiting the Zemestan-Yort mine in Golestan province.
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