18 Russian miners killed in blast

Last updated 00:10 12/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

Mighty rhetoric on eve of Scotland independence vote Terror raids in Sydney Obama: US will not fight another ground war Bainimarama in front in historic Fiji poll Forensic report into Thailand murders leaked al-Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack Despite ceasefire, shelling kills two in Donetsk While you were sleeping Explosive allegations in baby Gammy saga Eight die in China bus stop crash

Russian authorities say 18 people have died in a coal mine blast in the north of the country.

Vadim Kolesnikov, a duty officer at the Russian Interior Ministry, said only 10 bodies have so far been taken out of the mine in Russia's Komi region.

Russian officials earlier said the blast occurred because of a build-up of methane.

Deadly accidents at coal mines are recurrent in Russia largely stemming from negligence and lax safety regulations.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content