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Over 100 mineworkers rescued after fire in Siberian mine

03 June 2016

A total of 103 miners have been rescued after a fire broke out underground at the Zarechnaya mine in the Kemerovo region of Western Siberia. 51 of them were led to the surface within minutes, but initial reports said more than 50 were trapped underground. Rescuers were subsequently able to control the fire and bring the rest of the miners to safety. 

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Four of the rescued miners were taken to hospital with trauma and smoke inhalation.

According to Sky News, the fire happened days after the Zarechnaya coal mining company pledged to make extra efforts to prevent accidents at its mines.

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