Coal mine explosion in Iranian city of Damghan kills 6 miners Sedi News


A deadly explosion claimed the lives of six workers after it hit a coal mine on Sunday and their bodies were recovered Monday morning as the rescue mission was unsuccessful in its early hours, media reported Monday. Iranians.

According to the official IRNA news agency, the blast tore through a tunnel in the northern city of Damghan at a depth of 400 meters, though it was not immediately known what triggered the blast.

“Six miners were trapped underground on Sunday when the Damghan coal mine exploded,” IRNA reported.

Shortly after the explosion went off, efforts to rescue the miners proved unsuccessful, but the bodies were recovered Monday morning, it added.

IRNA showed footage of other workers at the site trying to retrieve the remains of their colleagues’ bodies from under the rubble, according to AFP.

Read more: 11 dead in a deadly explosion at a coal mine in China’s Shaanxi province

However, it is not the first time that Iran has witnessed a coal mine explosion.

Earlier, in May 2021, two miners died after the same coal mine collapsed, as Iranian media reported at the time, highlighting safety concerns when working in a mine.

Furthermore, in 2017, the city of Azad Shahr in northern Iran witnessed the death of 43 miners after a coal mine explosion, sparking anger towards the Iranian authorities.


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