(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, issued a message of condolence for the hardworking miners trapped and killed in a tragic mine explosion in Golestan. He said, "It is necessary that all possible measures be taken to save those still trapped in the mine."
The following is the full text of the message:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful
The tragic and disastrous mine accident in Golestan province, which claimed the lives of several toiling and dedicated laborers, on top of leaving some of these dear hard-workers stuck in the mine, struck me with grief and great sorrow.
It is necessary that all possible measures be taken to save those stuck in this mine.
This is a very bitter incident, and we hope God will bestow his mercy upon us. I condole the families of all these dear workers and I ask God to grant them patience and calm. I ask for divine deliverance for those stuck in the mine.
Efforts of various sectors [search and rescue] will be rewarded by God, and they should increase their efforts as much as they can.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
May 4th, 2017