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Coal mine explosion in northern Iran kills at least 35 (VIDEO)

Coal mine explosion in northern Iran kills at least 35 (VIDEO)President Hassan Rouhani issued an order demanding his government use all available resources to rescue those still trapped.

This is reported by Associated Press.

Provincial spokesman Ali Yazerloo said the blast happened at 12:45 p.m. local time (0945 GMT) Wednesday. Several officials blamed the explosion on accumulated gas and said it was affecting rescue efforts. At least 25 people were hospitalized over inhaling the gas during rescue efforts after the blast.

After the blast, ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene as authorities worked to determine the scale of the emergency.



There was confusion about how many miners had been trapped inside, with numbers ranging from dozens to up to 80.



More than 500 workers are employed at the Zemestanyurt mine, which lies 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Azadshahr, according to IRNA. Golestan sits along Iran's northern border with Turkmenistan and along the shore of the Caspian Sea.
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