Explosion kills two miners

Last updated 10:24 23/01/2014

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Russian officials say a methane gas explosion has ripped through a coal mine and killed two miners.

A total of 105 miners were in the Dzerzhinsky mine in the Kemerovo region of Siberia when the gas exploded just before 9.30pm on Wednesday (local time).

The regional administration said in a statement that two of the miners died, but the rest had made it out alive.

The cause of the blast was unknown. The regional administration said an investigation was under way.

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