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35 killed after explosion at coal mine in Iran

An explosion at a coal mine in Iran on Wednesday caused a tunnel to collapse, killing 35 miners and injuring dozens more.

Rescuers are still trying to get to miners trapped in the Zemestanyurt mine in northeastern Golestan province, Al Jazeera reports, but the efforts have been slowed by poisonous gases that are filling the tunnels. At least six miners have been rescued, all with injuries, said Shahin Fathi, head of the Iran Red Crescent Search and Rescue Unit. Authorities say they plan on digging a side tunnel in an attempt to access miners stuck at the far end of the shaft.