12 dead in Siberia coalpit blast

9th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Twelve mineworkers are known dead and 58 are in hospital with injuries after two powerful methane blasts ripped through the Raspadskaya coal pit in Kemerovo Region in the southern belt of Western Siberia. More then 80 other people, including 19 rescuers, remain trapped a half kilometre below ground. There is no contact with them.

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