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Ukraine: Russian emergency services called in after fatal mine explosion in Lugansk02:01

Ukraine: Russian emergency services called in after fatal mine explosion in Lugansk

Ukraine, Lugansk
April 26, 2019 at 05:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian emergency service workers have been called in to assist in the Lugansk People Republic’s village of Yurievka on Friday, following an explosion at the Skhidkarbon mine on Thursday, which killed three people and left 14 others missing.

“It is true that a unit of the Russian EMERCOM is coming here. They will arrive early in the morning, because the Russian EMERCOM unit has special equipment, that we, unfortunately, do not have," leader of self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik said.

According to local officials, the blast occurred 150 metres (492 feet) below ground. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane.

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Russian emergency service workers have been called in to assist in the Lugansk People Republic’s village of Yurievka on Friday, following an explosion at the Skhidkarbon mine on Thursday, which killed three people and left 14 others missing.

“It is true that a unit of the Russian EMERCOM is coming here. They will arrive early in the morning, because the Russian EMERCOM unit has special equipment, that we, unfortunately, do not have," leader of self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik said.

According to local officials, the blast occurred 150 metres (492 feet) below ground. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane.

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