Gas explosion at Russian coal mine kills 2

Jan 23, 2014, 08:15 IST | Agencies

Russian officials say a methane gas explosion has ripped through a coal mine and killed two miners

Moscow: A total of 105 miners were in the Dzerzhinsky mine in the Kemerovo region of Siberia when the gas exploded just before 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

The regional administration said in a statement that two of the miners died, but the rest had made it out alive. The cause of the blast was unknown.

The regional administration said an investigation was underway.

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