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Russia mine explosion kills 18 people

Published 11/02/2013 | 09:19

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A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region

AN underground explosion killed 18 people in a Russian coal mine on Monday, Interfax news agency quoted an Interior Ministry official as saying.

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"According to preliminary information ... 18 people died, 10 of whom have been brought to the surface," an official at the ministry's press department said.

The mine belongs to a division of Severstal, one of Russia's largest steel producers.

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