35 dead in Iran coal mine blastStaff Writer | May 4, 2017
An explosion at a coal mine in northern Iran killed at least 35 people on Wednesday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA).
Mining Miners trapped in the wreckage
"Unfortunately, all miners trapped in the wreckage lost their lives," Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Ali Rabiei told the press.
Shahin Fathi, Head of the Iran Red Crescent Search and Rescue Unit, said more than 40 miners had been trapped and six of them were rescued with injuries. ■