Babylon Reports – Iran Coal Mine Rescue, Turkish Jets in Amedi, Facebook Record Users

Written by on 2017-05-04

The bodies of at least 21 miners trying to help colleagues trapped after an explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran have been recovered, state media has reported. A local official in the area said that nearly 70 people were injured. The officials said that those killed were miners in a tunnel trying to reach 32 miners trapped underground in the northern province of Golestan. The mine blast is thought to have been caused by a gas leak.

Meanwhile in Iraq, At least one person was killed and five others wounded in Turkish airstrikes in Amedi on Wednesday. Turkish fighters bombed the villages of Shamke and Sinjeyan in the Nerwa and Rekan districts in Amedi. Not all those injured had been taken to the hospital at the time of reporting, meaning the death toll may still rise.

Lastly, ever wonder how many of your friends are on Facebook? Chances are all of them as Facebook almost has two billion active users a month. The 1.94 billion users have made Facebook profits jump in the first quarter of the year, racking in just over $3 billion dollars. Most new users are coming from outside Europe and North America.

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