NCRI - One of the regime's agents at the Supreme Council for Technical and Health Protection of the Work acknowledged the safety issues in the mines of Kerman Province, stating that, "The incident occurred in Ravar Mine of Kerman on Wednesday could have been as disastrous as Zemestan-Yurt Mine."Zemestan-Yurt is one of the coal mines of Iran located in Azadshahr, Golestan Province.
Following the explosion in the coal mine on Wednesday, May 3 2017, 43 miners died. 3 out of 5 share-holders of the mine are affiliated with Mehr-e-Eghtesad Financial Institution, military and security bodies as well as Basij Organization.
On Sunday, June 23, 2017 in an interview with ILNA News, Ebrahim Eslami stated, "The incident of gas leak occurred in Ravar Mine of Kerman On Wednesday, July 19, at 12 PM, and it is possible that such incidents occur again."
He acknowledged the safety issues of mines in Kerman Province, stipulating that, "The employers of mines in this province do not care about safety instructions because the mining activities have not been profitable. They also do not take measures to solve the safety issues."READ MORE