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Explosion in Samangan Mine Kills Five Workers

At least five mine workers were killed and several others injured as a result of a methane gas explosion in a mine in Dara-e-Soof district of northern Samangan province, local officials said on Tuesday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi said the explosion happened on Tuesday afternoon in Dahan-e-Tor mine. 

Ten mine workers were present at the time of explosion, he said, adding that one worker is missing.

He added that the majority of coal mines in the area are being mined illegally, and called on the ministry of interior to deploy security force members to put an end to the issue.

Afghanistan

Explosion in Samangan Mine Kills Five Workers

Provincial governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi said the explosion happened on Tuesday afternoon in Dahan-e-Tor mine. 

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At least five mine workers were killed and several others injured as a result of a methane gas explosion in a mine in Dara-e-Soof district of northern Samangan province, local officials said on Tuesday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi said the explosion happened on Tuesday afternoon in Dahan-e-Tor mine. 

Ten mine workers were present at the time of explosion, he said, adding that one worker is missing.

He added that the majority of coal mines in the area are being mined illegally, and called on the ministry of interior to deploy security force members to put an end to the issue.

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