Dozens trapped as coal mine explodes in Iran

04 May, 2017, 00:21 | Author: Essie Rivera

May 3 An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday killed at least 21 workers and injured 69 others, state media reported.

They are being supported by the Red Crescent and it is expected that there will have been some deaths.

Officials have blamed accumulated methane gas for the blast.

"Provincial spokesman Ali Yazerloo said the blast happened at 12:45 p.m. local time (0945 GMT) and that the provincial governor was heading to the scene".

Hamidreza Montazeri, deputy head of the provincial emergency services, told Iran's PressTV that 25 people involved in the rescue had been taken for treatment after inhaling gas.

Iranian news reports said the explosion happened while workers were changing shifts.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. "It is not possible to go inside again".

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Another miner said he feared his colleagues trapped inside may have died.

Poisonous gas inside the tunnel has hampered the rescue work.

More than 500 people are employed at the Zemestanyurt mine, which is nine miles from Azadshahr.

Golestan runs along Iran's northern border with Turkmenistan.

A profile of the Iranian mining industry from the U.S. Geological Survey said most of the mining operations in Iran are controlled by private companies, although the government controls numerous larger capacity mining operations, especially metals and coal. Last year, the country produced 1.7 million tonnes of coal, an increase from previous years, thanks to the reduction of global sanctions.

Iran has started to renovate some of its coal mines since making a nuclear deal with world powers, but has not completed all the renovations, the AP reported. Delegations have visited Tehran from foreign countries including the Czech Republic, hopeful for contracts.

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