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Monday 21 April 2014

Russia mine explosion kills 18 people

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.

"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.

Reuters

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