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Afghanistan Coal Mine Accident

A coal mine in a remote area of Afghanistan's Samangan Province caved in after a gas explosion on September 14, killing at least 28 miners. The accident has reinforced concerns about the dangerous working conditions in state-run mines across the country. (11 PHOTOS)

Miners wait on September 16 to remove the bodies of their colleagues who died in a mine collapse in the Ruyi Du Ab district of Samangan Province.
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Miners wait on September 16 to remove the bodies of their colleagues who died in a mine collapse in the Ruyi Du Ab district of Samangan Province.

Miners wash the face of a colleague who died in the mine collapse.
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Miners wash the face of a colleague who died in the mine collapse.

The dead bodies of Afghan miners are brought out of the coal mine.
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The dead bodies of Afghan miners are brought out of the coal mine.

More bodies being brought out of the mine.
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More bodies being brought out of the mine.

A dead Afghan miner brought from the coal mine.
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A dead Afghan miner brought from the coal mine.

The bodies of the miners who died in the mine collapse.
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The bodies of the miners who died in the mine collapse.

Miners carry the body of a dead colleague following the mine collapse.
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Miners carry the body of a dead colleague following the mine collapse.

Miners sit next to the bodies of the killed miners.
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Miners sit next to the bodies of the killed miners.

Miners wait to remove the bodies of their colleagues from the mine.
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Miners wait to remove the bodies of their colleagues from the mine.

Police guard the entrance to the collapsed mine in Samangan.
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Police guard the entrance to the collapsed mine in Samangan.

Miners sit at the entrance the collapsed mine on September 15, 2013.
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Miners sit at the entrance the collapsed mine on September 15, 2013.

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