Mine blast rocks Russia’s Siberia
More than 60 people were underground in the Kransnogorskaya coal mine when the blast happened at 2 a.m. Moscow time. Fifty-four people have been rescued and over dozen made it to the surface themselves, local emergency ministry representatives said.
Six rescue teams are working at the scene. Preliminary information suggests a high concentration of methane gas caused the explosion.
In May twin blasts at the Raspadskaya coal mine in Kemerovo region, Russia’s biggest, claimed the lives of 67 miners.