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Russia: Five rescue workers killed by third explosion at Vorkuta coal mine01:42

Russia: Five rescue workers killed by third explosion at Vorkuta coal mine

Russian Federation, Vorkuta
February 28, 2016 at 09:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five rescue workers and one miner were killed in a third explosion that rocked the Vorkuta coal mine, EMERCOM head Vladimir Puchkov confirmed from Vorkuta, Sunday. The latest explosion follows rescue attempts after an initial explosion which killed four and trapped 26 on Thursday,

Puchkov also stated that the 26 miners who remained trapped in the mine at the time of writing, have no chance of survival. "Unfortunately, preliminary information shows that there are high temperatures, a lack of oxygen, and it was almost the epicentre of a third explosion," the minister concluded.

Four people were killed in the Severnaya coal mine, as a blast caused the mine to collapse on Thursday. Rescue operations have been ongoing with 550 people and 80 pieces of equipment involved in the rescue effort. Of the 110 people trapped under the rubble, 80 have been evacuated.

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Five rescue workers and one miner were killed in a third explosion that rocked the Vorkuta coal mine, EMERCOM head Vladimir Puchkov confirmed from Vorkuta, Sunday. The latest explosion follows rescue attempts after an initial explosion which killed four and trapped 26 on Thursday,

Puchkov also stated that the 26 miners who remained trapped in the mine at the time of writing, have no chance of survival. "Unfortunately, preliminary information shows that there are high temperatures, a lack of oxygen, and it was almost the epicentre of a third explosion," the minister concluded.

Four people were killed in the Severnaya coal mine, as a blast caused the mine to collapse on Thursday. Rescue operations have been ongoing with 550 people and 80 pieces of equipment involved in the rescue effort. Of the 110 people trapped under the rubble, 80 have been evacuated.

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