May 3, 2017 / 6:44 PM / 3 months ago

REFILE-At least 21 killed in Iranian coal mine explosion -state media

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(Corrects time conversion from Iran local to GMT in paragraph 3)

ANKARA, May 3 (Reuters) - An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday killed at least 21 workers and injured 69 others, state media reported.

"Twenty-one bodies of workers who were killed in the explosion have been taken out of the mine ...So far there have been 69 injured," a regional official in Golestan province told the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

The blast occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time (0815 GMT) in the Zemestanyurt coal mine in Golestan. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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