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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

Blast at Mexico oil plant kills 3, 136 injured

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View of smoke following an explosion at the petrochemical installation of Mexican Oil Company PEMEX in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico on April 20, 2016.
At least 30 employees were injured in the accident. / AFP PHOTO / IGNACIO CARVAJAL

The blast, which was felt from as far as 10 kilometers (6 miles) away, forced the evacuation of nearby schools and businesses

COATZACOALCOS, México (Apr. 21, 2016) — A massive explosion at an oil facility in southeastern Mexico killed at least 3 people and injured 136, sparking panic as it generated a huge plume of toxic smoke, officials said.

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