Coal mine explosion in Iran's Golestan kills at least 21 miners

Coal mine explosion in Iran's Golestan kills at least 21 miners

A large explosion struck a coal mine in the Iranian province of Golestan on Wednesday, killing at least 21 miners and trapping several others as rescue teams worked frantically through the day and into the night to reach them, officials said.

The provincial director of disaster management, Sadegh Ali Moghadam, said that 21 bodies have been found following the explosion, IRNA reported.

Moghadam warned of the "possibility of the death toll rising" as authorities estimate that a total of 35 miners were inside the mine at the time of the explosion.

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