18 Russian miners killed in blast

Last updated 00:10 12/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

Syrian girl 'surrenders': The story of the child who mistook a camera for a gun Chile desert floods death toll hits 23 World's oldest person dies in Japan at 117 Fatal storms and freak winds sweep across Europe Istanbul police kill hostage-takers after nine-hour standoff Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at home Child abduction campaigner 'fed lies to desperate parents' Boy spent last months being abused: court US professor arrested for allegedly smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn Lufthansa knew co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had depression

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