Zemestan-Yurt coal mine disaster

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On 3 May 2017, an explosion occurred at a depth of 1,200 meters in a tunnel of the Zemestan-Yurt coal mine, Golestan Province, Iran, when miners were trying to power a locomotive using an external battery. 42 people were killed in the accident and at least 75 injured, primarily from burns and inhalation of toxic gas.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Iran coal mine death toll confirmed as 35". Agencia EFE. 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Iranian state TV: Death toll in mine explosion rises to 42". AP. 9 May 2017.