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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia.

 

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Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25.

 

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At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation.

 

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A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said.

 

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Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for.

 

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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

 

More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said.

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Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, according to reports.

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The injured coal miners have been rushed to hospital following their rescue.

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Two of the 43 injured were said to be in a serious condition, according to the Regional Governor’s Telegram channel.

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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

“According to preliminary data, a number of workers suffered from smoke poisoning. The number of victims is being specified,” the regional branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee said in an earlier statement.

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