At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion
A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. State media did not immediately report on the rise in the death toll in the disaster Wednesday at the Golestan province mine. Sadegh Ali Moghadam, the provincial director general of disaster management, said 22 dead bodies had been recovered. The province will observe three days of mourning.