Two men die in abandoned mine used as meth lab

An abandoned mine in New Zealand has been uncovered as a drug lab, after police responded to calls of an explosion which killed two men at the site.

Police were called to a chemical fire or explosion on Saturday which killed the two men, and uncovered drug making equipment, according to Fairfax NZ.

While police would not confirm how the two men were killed at the mine, TV NZ reported that is may have been caused by a drug related explosion.

It is believed that methamphetamines, or what is known in New Zealand as P, was manufactured on site.

The area is believed to be scattered with disused mines and closed shafts, and is well known for drug activities.

The closed mine was located in Coromandel, Waikato, on New Zealand's North Island.

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