52 dead in a coal mine explosion in Siberia

52 dead in a coal mine explosion in Siberia




A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine on Thursday killed 52 miners and rescuers about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies forced to stop searching for 38 others due to an accumulation of methane and carbon monoxide from the fire. Another 239 people were saved. The state news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti quoted rescue workers as saying….

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A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine on Thursday killed 52 miners and rescuers about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies forced to stop searching for 38 others due to an accumulation of methane and carbon monoxide from the fire. Another 239 people were saved. The state news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti quoted rescue workers as saying….

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