Mine blast in Iran leaves one dead, one injured

August 6, 2017 - 14:56

TEHRAN — A blast occurred on Saturday night in a coal mine in northern Iran, leaving one dead and another injured.

The explosion rocked Kardar Mine in Chamestan county, Mazandaran province, at around 10:01 p.m. local time, ISNA quoted Pir Hossein Kolivand, head of Emergency Medical Services Organization as saying. 

The incident injured a 22-year-old anonymous afghan national and another 21-year-old worker, he said, adding that both were immediately transferred to the hospital. But, the afghan national died of severe injury later in the hospital.

In a like fatal incident on May 3 a large explosion struck Zemestanyurt coal mine located about 14km outside the town of Azadshahr in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran.

35 miners have lost their lives and scores of others were injured in the explosion. 


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