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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

At least 5 dead, 2 missing in Pakistan coal mine collapse

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More than 30 miners are trapped in the far-flung district of Orakzai after a shaft collapsed amid heavy downpours

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Mar. 14, 2016) — At least 5 laborers were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday, March 13, with two more still missing.

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