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Iran’s Rouhani faces protests at site of deadly mine collapse

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IN THE MIDDLE. A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on May 7, 2017 shows him (C) sitting through the roof of a car. Photo by AFP/HO/Iranian Presidency

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says those responsible for the explosion ‘must be found and dealt with accordingly, without any exceptions’

TEHRAN, Iran (May 8, 2017) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani faced angry protests from victims’ families on Sunday, May 7when he visited the site of a mine accident that claimed dozens of lives, two weeks ahead of an election. Continue reading Iran’s Rouhani faces protests at site of deadly mine collapse

Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

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ACCIDENT SITE. Coal miners and rescue workers gather at the scene following an explosion in a coal mine in Azadshahr, in northern Iran, leaving dozens of miners trapped on May 3, 2017. Mostafa Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News/AFP

The rescue operation at the Zemestan Yort mine is hampered by poisonous gases that filled the tunnels as well as by fears of a further collapse

TEHRAN, Iran (May 4, 2017) — Rescuers battled hazardous conditions Thursday at a coal mine in northern Iran where 22 miners died in a failed attempt to save workmates trapped deep underground after an explosion. Continue reading Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

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Rescuers manage to save an additional 20 miners who were trapped underground when the blast hit the mine in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland

KIEV, Ukraine (Mar 3, 2017) — Eight miners died Thursday, March 2, when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state. Continue reading Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine