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Explosion in Mazandaran coal mine leaves 3 dead

Sari, Mazandaran Prov, Nov 13, IRNA -- An explosion at a coal mine in Vaz village, near the town of Nour, in Iran's northern Mazandaran province at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday left three dead.

A report released by the Public Relations Department of the provincial Red Crescent Society said that one of the mine workers who died in the blast succumbed to his burns, which affected about 85 percent of his body, after being taken to Nour hospital.

"The explosion took place after the tunnel entrance was blocked and gas accumulated inside the mine.

"Rescue teams and fire brigade teams from the city of Amol were dispatched to the site by the provincial Red Crescent Society immediately after the explosion," added the report.

The report further said that rescue teams were still trying to help save the few mine workers who were still trapped in the coal mine as of the report.

... Payvand News - 11/13/04 ... --

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