Huffpost WorldPost

Ukraine Mine Accident Death Toll Reaches 37

Posted: Updated:

KIEV, Ukraine — Rescue workers have found the bodies of all the Ukrainian miners missing after accidents at two coal mines in the east of the country. This raises the final death toll to 37.

The accidents highlighted the dangers of Ukraine's mining industry, believed to be one of the most dangerous in the world because of outdated equipment and disregard for safety regulations.

The Emergencies Ministry said Sunday the blast at the Suhodilska-Eastern mine in the Luhansk region on Friday killed 26 workers. Investigators suspect the accident was caused by an explosion of methane.

In the Donetsk region, 11 miners were killed the same day when an elevator collapsed.

Around the Web

Blast at Ukraine mine kills 16 - World news - Europe -

BBC News - Ukraine mine blast leaves 16 dead

Ukraine mine accidents kill 20 - World - CBC News

Ukraine mine blast leaves several dead - Europe - Al Jazeera English

21 dead in Ukraine mine explosion - RTÉ News

16 Killed in Ukraine Mine Blast | Europe | English