Friday, 13 June 2014

Rescuers found bodies of seven miners in Donetsk region, 2 missing

Rescuers have found bodies of seven workers who died in an explosion in a mine near the city of Kirovsk (the Donetsk region), Ukraine’s emergency situations service reported on Friday.

Two miners are missing, the service says. The search and rescue operation is underway.

The explosion occurred at night on June 12 at the depth of 300 meters, where nine miners were working.

A colliery explosion occurred in the town of Kirovskoye, the Donetsk Region of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

The agency specifies that nine miners stayed down at the moment of the explosion. Their fate is unknown.

It is reported that the gas-air mixture burst at 3:39 am (4:39 am Moscow time) on 12 June at the depth of 300 metres. No fire outbreak followed.

Operations in the mine have been currently suspended.

Friday 13 June 2014


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