18 Russian miners killed in blast

Last updated 00:10 12/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

British PM Cameron tells ministers it's business as usual as he readies for Brexit Family devastated after photos of son stolen a day before his funeral Allegedly fake Australian gynaecologist on rape charges UK visits to NZ Immigration website spiked after Brexit Boris Johnson will need more than one-liners to unite Tories Seven months later, Turkey apologises for downing Russian jet Pound slides to 31-year low as Brexit shock deepens Quiz: Have you been paying attention to Brexit Fresh resignations heap pressure on UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn After Brexit: What happens now?

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