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27 miners killed in Samangan coal mine

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27 miners killed in Samangan coal mine

coalA mining accident in a coal mine in the Roy Do Aab district of Samangan province resulted in the deaths of 27 miners.

According to officials, dozens of residents were also injured while attempting to rescue the trapped miners.

The contract for extraction work of the mine was awarded to Mesaq Sharq limited in 2009. The company extracts over 600,000 tons of coal per annum.

Provincial Governor Spokesperson Mohammad Kharizada said the incident happened when the workers were working underground.

Meanwhile, Acting Governor of Samangan, Mirwais Mirzaye, said the bodies of 24 workers have been pulled out and three others still remained trapped inside the mine, adding that the rescue team was working on collecting the remaining bodies.



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