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One killed and nine injured in explosion at Ukraine coal mine

07 February 2012

One miner died and nine sustained injuries on Monday as a result of a gas-air mixture explosion at a depth of 1,160 meters in the Pivnichna coal mine in Southern Ukraine.

A gas-air mixture explosion at the Pivnichna coal mine in the Donetsk basin has killed one and injured 11
A gas-air mixture explosion at the Pivnichna coal mine in the Donetsk basin has killed one and injured 11

The mine is operated by state enterprise Dzerzhynskvuhillia in the city of Dzerzhynsk, Donetsk region, according to the Emergencies Ministry of Ukraine. According to the Ministry, the explosion took place at 22.52 on Feb. 6. 

A total of 136 miners were working in the mine at the time of the explosion.

The mine has halted operations while the causes and circumstances of the incident are investigated.


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