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Ukraine Mine Explosion Kills At Least 30, Scores Missing

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:20 PM ET

Ukraine Mine Explosion

AP:

A methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine early Sunday, killing at least 33 miners and leaving about 70 others trapped, emergency officials said.

The explosion occurred at the Zasyadka mine in the Donetsk region at a depth of more than 3,280 feet at around 3 a.m., the Emergency Situations Ministry said. Oleksandr Soldatov, a spokesman for the ministry's regional branch, said that 33 bodies had been found.

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