11 Afghan miners die in accident at coal mine

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Posted: Dec 24, 2011 1:28 AM
11 Afghan miners die in accident at coal mine

An Afghan official says 11 miners have died in an accident at a coal mine in central Afghanistan.

Mohammad Haqmal, spokesman for the governor's office in Baghlan province, says the accident occurred on Friday evening in Narin district, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Kabul.

He says police and rescue teams are at the scene.

Authorities have not been able to determine the cause of the accident.